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Ep. 246 Tim Pool on Labor Migration and Are We in a Recession?

Bob first pushes back on Tim Pool’s recent commentary on interstate labor mobility, then turns to address whether the US is currently in a recession. He explains the role that inventories play in conventional GDP accounting. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: The YouTube source of the Tim Pool clip. Bob’s article…

Ep. 245 Cutting Larry Summers Some Slack on His Labor Market Remarks

Bob provides a qualified defense of Larry Summers’ recent claim that high unemployment will be necessary to contain price inflation. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: The Summers interview featured in the audio clip. The Bloomberg article quoting Summers on how unemployment is necessary to fight inflation. Robert Lucas’ Nobel Prize lecture…

Ep. 244 Jason Rink On His Controversial Documentaries

Jason Rink explains his documentaries on the so-called Q-Shaman and Nick Fuentes, as well as the pushback he’s received. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: The YouTube video of this interview. Jason Rink’s posts (here and here) explaining what happened with FreedomFest. Bob Murphy Show episode 174 explaining the Viking guy (Q-Shaman). Help…

Ep. 243 To Understand (Price) Inflation Then and Now, Follow the Money

Bob seeks to explain why the Fed’s extraordinary monetary inflation following the 2008 financial crisis didn’t result in $5/gallon gasoline, while the Fed’s extraordinary monetary inflation following the 2020 coronavirus panic did. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: Bob’s newspaper op ed laying out his explanation. Bob’s blog post summarizing what happened…