Ep. 166 Krugman’s Recent Q&A: His (Lousy) Answers, and Ours

1 December 2018     |     Tom Woods     |     7

Krugman took questions last week on Quora, and they spanned a wide range:

— Has Keynesian economics failed America?
— What are the causes of inequality?
— What will Trump’s long-term economic legacy be?
— Why haven’t wages increased alongside corporate profits?
— Would universal basic income work?
— Can Krugman refute “trickle-down” economics?
— and a whole bunch more.

In this episode, we critique Krugman’s answers and offer our own.

Q&A Session Discussed

Session with Paul Krugman

Contra Columns

Mark Thornton predicts housing crisis in 2004:
Housing: Too Good to Be True,” by Mark Thornton

Greg Mankiw on calling Reagan-era advisors “charlatans and cranks”:
On Charlatans and Cranks,” by Greg Mankiw

Bob (and his co-host Carlos Lara) explain why they think a stock market crash is coming:
Episode 64: Why Is the Stock Market So Shaky?

Book Mentioned

The Primal Prescription: Surviving the “Sick Care” Sinkhole, by Bob Murphy and Doug McGuff

Bob’s New Podcast


Bob’s Latest Book

Contra Krugman: Smashing the Errors of America’s Most Famous Keynesian

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