Ep. 125 Is the Stock Market Telling Us Something?

9 February 2018     |     Tom Woods     |     9

Krugman insists that “the stock market is not the economy,” and that downturns in the stock market need not portend bad economic times. But he takes the opportunity of stock market volatility to evaluate the present condition of the economy and its prospects for growth.

We respond.

Krugman Column

Has Trumphoria Finally Hit a Wall?” (February 5, 2018)

Contra Columns

Good Riddance, Janet, You Were A Colossal Failure, Part 1,” by David Stockman
Good Riddance! How “Opioid Janet” Got Wall Street Hooked On Monetary Heroin, Part 2,” by David Stockman
Good News on the Economy,” by David Henderson

Events Mentioned

Bob at Ramapo College, February 26, 2018
Bob at the Yale Political Union, February 27, 2018
Tom at the University of California, Santa Barbara (details to be posted at tomwoods.com/events)
Bob debating George Selgin in New York City at the Soho Forum, April 16, 2018

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  • http://2vnews.com 2VNews

    Government is like an economic black hole, it distorts the free flow and balance of the market causing unintended consequences.

    • Bob_Robert

      When a pattern is repeated endlessly, over decades if not centuries, I have to wonder how it can possibly be “unintended”.

      • http://2vnews.com 2VNews

        I read that wrong. It seems that way, but I think it is more of a side effect of economic ignorance.

        • Bob_Robert

          Those in the know are trolling the Mises forums trying to prevent education.

          • http://2vnews.com 2VNews

            Trolling economic reality will never succeed.

          • Bob_Robert

            From your keyboard to Crom’s eyes.

  • http://2vnews.com 2VNews

    Republicans need to stop skipping step #2.
    3 Cs of Economic Growth:
    1. Cut Regulation
    2. Cut Spending
    3. Cut Taxes

  • Bob_Robert

    “Is the stock market telling us something?”

    Yes. Just don’t know what.

  • Bob_Robert

    Ramapo college? Cool. My Mom was a teacher there. Long ago, and far away.