Posts Tagged ‘libertarianism’

Ep. 48 Bob Explains the Highlights of His New QJAE Article on Fractional Reserve Banking

Bob goes solo to explain some of the most important points in his new QJAE article on the fractional reserve banking debate. Bob shows why Mises thought *any* issuance of fiduciary media caused the boom-bust cycle, and he points out a major flaw in George Selgin’s defense of fractional reserve banking. Mentioned in the Episode…

Ep. 46 Bob Murphy Lectures on Private Military Defense

On July 19, 2019, Bob gave a talk on private military defense at Mises University. It was an elaboration of his standard talk from previous years on “The Market for Security.” Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: Bob’s frequent Mises U lecture that includes private law, “The Market for Security.” Bob’s pamphlet,…

Ep. 40 Tucker Carlson Wants Affirmative Action for American Workers

Tucker Carlson gives unambiguous approval for Elizabeth Warren’s call for “economic nationalism,” saying her proposal sounds like “Trump at his best.” Carlson pillories American companies for outsourcing their operations to other countries, and blames Republican leadership for its dedication to doctrinaire libertarianism and Austrian economics. (Not a joke.) Bob disagrees with this take. Mentioned in…

Ep. 4 A Conversation With Jeff Deist

In this episode, Bob talks to Mises Institute president Jeff Deist. They discuss Jeff’s original goal of being a professor, his time as an attorney, his work as Ron Paul’s Chief of Staff, and his insider knowledge of DC politics.       Mentioned in the Episode: Website of the Mises Institute. The Denationalisation of…

Ep. 3 Tucker Carlson Is Wrong About Amazon

In this episode Bob flies solo, taking on the popular idea–embodied in a TV clip by Tucker Carlson but also Bernie Sanders’ “Stop BEZOS’ Act”–that Amazon, Walmart, and other giant employers offload some of their labor costs onto the taxpayers through the food stamp and similar programs. Bob actually argues that, if anything, these federal…