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Ep. 129 Identity Politics Is Hurting Young People–Of All Colors

Pointing to a recent Twitter thread from a progressive detailing his white male cisness, Bob shows how narrow the focus is on only particular “privileges” and not others. More generally, the effort to demonize white men is causing young people great harm, whether white or otherwise. The movement is based on power politics and relies on…

Ep. 128 Bob Murphy Reviews Stephanie Kelton’s New Book on MMT

Bob wrote a lengthy review of Stephanie Kelton’s new book on MMT, The Deficit Myth, for the Mises Institute. In this episode he narrates his review. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: Bob’s original book review at Mises.org. Kelton’s book, The Deficit Myth. #CommissionsEarned (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Bob’s older critique…

Ep. 127 Michael Hardin on Sacrifice vs. the Gospel of Peace

Michael Hardin is a theologian with a radical message of Jesus’ forgiveness and peace. He and Bob have a lively and deep discussion on the true meaning of the gospel and how today’s Christians often misunderstand it. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: The YouTube version of this interview. Michael Hardin’s website Preaching Peace.…

Ep. 126 Keith Knight Interviews Bob on Krugman’s Zombie Book

Keith Knight walks Bob through a meticulous critique of Krugman’s new book on Arguing With Zombies. Topics include the babysitter co-op, the deregulation that allegedly caused the housing bubble, and the tax rates of the 1950s. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: The YouTube version of this interview. Krugman’s latest book, Arguing With Zombies.…

Ep. 125 Mateusz Machaj on the Structure of Production in Economic Theory, and the Political Philosophy of the Star Wars Prequels

Austrian economist and Mises Institute Fellow Mateusz Machaj discusses two of his books. The first is a technical work explaining how the Austrian structure of production concept can help resolve puzzles in economics. Machaj’s second book analyzes the political philosophy behind the Star Wars prequels. This episode contains deep insights that will inform even advanced students of both…