Ep. 131 Trade and Tariffs, and Should We Fear a Strong Dollar?

23 March 2018     |     Tom Woods     |     3

Krugman says Trump is surrounded by people who are wrong on trade: first, the neo-mercantilists, who view trade as a zero-sum game of winners and losers, and second, “neo-goldbugs,” who favor a strong dollar and won’t concede the merits of a weak currency.

Krugman isn’t wrong about the neo-mercantilists, but he’s wrong about plenty else….

Krugman Column

Trump and Trade and Zombies” (March 19, 2018)

Contra Columns

“‘Do We Need a Weak Dollar?,” by Bob Murphy
Currency Wars,” by Bob Murphy

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Ep. 107 The Problems With Tax Reform

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  • martinbrock

    I like Dave Smith’s podcast, but if Contra Cruisers prefer it to the Scott Horton Show, they’ve fallen a notch in my estimation.

    • Tyler Folger

      I like Scott Horton, but it’s so hard to follow and actually learn anything from him; he’s all over the map, too many Al Mufasa-sounding names. I just get lost. I’ve heard his book is more organized and I’d like to get around to reading it.

  • Tasos Obscure

    I just want to mention that you don’t play tit for tat with a nation that doesn’t espouse your views of mutual properity regardless on your views on trade policy.