Ep. 99 Krugman Doesn’t Get What Happened in 2008
Krugman claims the downturn of 2008 was caused by inadequate “demand.” The Austrians claim the downturn was more complicated: it involved problems in particular sectors that had been artificially expanded, not a system-wide problem of not enough spending.
Thankfully, we can resolve this dispute swiftly enough — and we do, in this episode.
“Structural Unemployment: Yes, It Was Humbug” (August 4, 2017)
“Austrians Can Explain the Boom and the Bust,” by Bob Murphy
“Putting Austrian Business-Cycle Theory to the Test,” by Bob Murphy
“My Reply to Krugman on Austrian Business-Cycle Theory,” by Bob Murphy
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