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Ep. 207 “They Said What?!” John Lennon Edition

Bob unveils a new recurring series, in which he gives the context of infamous quotations. In this episode, he covers two allegedly shocking quotes from John Lennon, John Maynard Keynes’ “in the long run we’re all dead,” Trump on Nazis being very fine people, Dan Quayle misspelling potato, Obama’s “you didn’t build that,” and Bohm-Bawerk on Karl Marx.

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About the author, Robert

Christian and economist, Chief Economist at infineo, and Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute.


  1. Chris Hardy on 07/02/2021 at 7:42 PM

    Great episode! On John Lennon, I agree with your take on “Revolution” – great song we should agree with against violent Marxism / Maoism. The song that makes him look like a naive Marxist is “Imagine”.
    Also his name sounds just like the first leader of the USSR 😀

  2. Jan Masek on 07/02/2021 at 10:59 PM

    Great! Ideas for next ones please : “Read my lips, no new taxes” and “I invented the Internet”. Unless that’s what they actually meant at the time 🙂

  3. Matt Huber on 07/08/2021 at 10:54 PM


    Here’s a clip of John Lennon doing damage control after the bigger than Jesus quote.

  4. Robert Scallon on 07/26/2021 at 1:39 PM

    Hi Dr. Murphy,
    What do you make of Charles Evans Hughes and the whole “we are under a Constitution, and the Constitution is what the judges say it is” remark?

    • Robert Scallon on 07/29/2021 at 7:45 PM

      I say yikes, FYI.

  5. Mark Schuberg on 07/29/2021 at 6:29 PM

    Very enjoyable! Thanks!

    Please do one on “Let them eat cake”. I’ve heard that is grossly misinterpreted.

  6. Tel on 08/04/2021 at 11:06 AM

    The Beatles Bandwagon rolls on.

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