Ep. 172 The Government Shutdown: A Big Libertarian Experiment?

19 January 2019     |     Tom Woods     |     6

Krugman points out that even though Republicans have been calling for limited government for as long as anyone can remember, now that the federal government shutdown is upon us they’re desperate to get emergency funding for various government functions. In this episode, we discuss this argument, as well as whether the shutdown is really a “big libertarian experiment,” as Krugman claims.

Krugman Column

Trump’s Big Libertarian Experiment” (January 10, 2019)

Articles Mentioned

Paul Krugman’s Conversion to a 70-Percent Income Tax,” by William Anderson
The Reformer’s Plight in The Great Idea,” by Bryan Caplan

Book Mentioned

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

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