Posts Tagged ‘libertarianism’

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…

Ep. 2 A Conversation With Carlos Lara

In this episode, Bob talks to his old friend (and co-author) Carlos Lara. They discuss Carlos’ move from Mexico to Texas as a young boy, Carlos’ surprising relationship to the JFK assassination, suing the Marines, and how Carlos learned Austrian economics–the hard way.           Mentioned in the Episode: The joint website…

Ep. 1 A Conversation With Tom Woods

In this inaugural episode of The Bob Murphy Show, Bob talks to his old friend Tom Woods. They discuss the pros and cons of being captain of the math team, what makes a good historian, and how to give a great speech.         Mentioned in the Episode: Tom’s sketch of Aquinas’ proof…