Ep. 40 Krugman Shocked by GOP “Scandals,” Not So Shocked at Destruction of Libya, Iraq

19 June 2016     |     Tom Woods     |     13

This week, Krugman suggests that the Republican Party attracts scammers and shysters who build email lists of gullible conservatives and then market fearmongering products or “get-rich-quick” schemes to them. Thank goodness the Democrats never do anything like that! They teach that the only way to prosper is through hard work and individual initiative, and…. Well, anyway, this is a juicy episode. Listen to it, or the world will end.

Krugman Column

A Party Agrift” (June 13, 2016)

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Contra Column

Krugman Misleading on Hillary Clinton Email Scandal,” by Bob Murphy

On the Fiduciary Rule

What the Department of Labor Filing Means for Financial Professionals” (podcast)

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  • http://againstjebelallawz.wordpress.com/ Enopoletus Harding

    Don’t you mean “Syria”? America didn’t (openly) intervene in Iraq on the side of the IS, though it may well have done so covertly.

    • http://www.TomWoods.com Tom Woods

      I’m referring in the episode to the Iraq war of 2003.

      • http://againstjebelallawz.wordpress.com/ Enopoletus Harding

        Clinton voted for it, but I think Krugman could just write off the decision to go in as a purely Bush thing.

    • Brohemius Meebio-Blaps

      Actually, the U.S. government has repeatedly acted on behalf of ISIS in Syria. They are using ISIS/Al Nusra to attack the Assad government. When Islamic fighters attack Assad, they magically become “Moderate Rebels”, at least in the eyes of Kerry and the news media. ISIS has been accidentally/on purpose equipped with U.S. weapons and vehicles.

  • John Fairfull

    Tom, I don’t know if you have any control over that Ron Paul Curriculum site. If you do, one nice little thing would be to automatically redirect links from nytimes.com to the home page of the site (or any other page you prefer).

    • LP

      Yeah, the ‘referer’ entry in the headers should be the page that held the link (nytimes.com/something). It should be a fairly trivial to make it redirect based on that referer entry.

  • https://www.facebook.com/david.rogers.hunt David_Rogers_Hunt

    It amazes me how being practical is perceived as never asking How did we get into this situation in the first place?

    What do we do now? How we got in this mess is irrelevant and can’t help us in getting out.

    If you keep doing what you’ve always done,
    you’ll keep getting what you’ve always gotten.

    ~ Anonymous

  • Ling Silberbaum

    The ads are brainwashing me. I caught myself saying, “I should check to see if a new episode of The Contra Cruise is up.”

    I’d love to join you, but I have kid in college to support.

  • http://tklist.us TKList

    Abolish the IRS and it would be much easier to make decisions about retirement investments.

  • Bob_Robert

    Krugman’s against Brexit, too, so it must be a good idea.

  • Beef L.

    I bet Krugman is a regular listener to the show and his shot at the Ron Paul curriculum was meant to ruffle the feathers of Tom Woods.
    Tom, don’t let that turkey get to you!

  • Luke Perkins

    Even on that download page for the Ron Paul Curriculum the banner at the top has a “No Common Core” sign and a description of the course. I’m not sure what #1 “liberty vs coercion in Western history” has to do with hyper inflation… but ok… maybe it takes a “Nobel prize” winner in economics to understand the connection.

    Of course they’ve closed the comments on the post, and obviously none of Krugman’s sycophants actually followed the link.

    But, “what can you say about this guy?” How about… “he’s a grifter” =D

  • Barry Kuzay

    Tom, you shouldn’t be mad about the Ron Paul Curriculum thing. The only reason I can imagine Krugman mentioned such an obscure thing as the Ron Paul Curriculum (obscure to non-libertarians) is because he has listened to this podcast and heard you advertising it!