Ep. 48 Where Does Economic Growth Come From? Krugman Genuinely Stumped

20 August 2016     |     Tom Woods     |     5

We know how to do some things, Krugman says, like deliver health care to everyone, provide for people’s retirement, and increase the wages of low-income people. But economic growth? That’s a tough nut to crack, he says. We can try infrastructure spending, but maybe even that won’t work.

We bring some Contra Krugman awesomeness to this pile of confusion.

Krugman Column

Wisdom, Courage, and the Economy” (August 15, 2016)


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Other Krugman Items

Roots of evil (wonkish)” (March 3, 2009)
Is Growth Over?” (December 27, 2012)

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