AJ+, a division of Al Jazeera, has a popular social media presence and makes widely viewed videos — nearly all of them dreadfully wrong — on a variety of topics. And man are they wrong about libertarianism. Since I haven’t done a good smackdown in… Read More
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Andrew Bacevich, professor emeritus of International Relations and History at Boston University, joins me to discuss the bad ideas and habits at the heart of American foreign policy. Book Discussed Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War The Contra Cruise! Join Bob Murphy and me for our 2018 cruise , featuring special guests and tons… Read More
In this episode I discuss earlier recessions and depressions in U.S. history, and what lessons we might draw from them. Hint: these are not the lessons that were drummed into our impressionable heads as students. Related Links Wall Street for Main Street YouTube channel Economic Cycles Before the Fed (Woods resource page) Related Episodes Ep. 804 Revisiting the Depression… Read More
Now this is a fun potpourri episode: we cover (in addition to the topic in the title) anarchism vs. minarchism, the Constitution (should libertarians care about it?), what the Libertarian Party should do, my original career plan (you’ll never guess), liberty and security, and a lot more.… Read More
This one packs a punch: one statist superstition after another is pounded into dust. Book Discussed Rollback , by Tom Woods Book Mentioned The Economic Laws of Scientific Research , by Terence Kealey The Contra Cruise! Join Bob Murphy and me for our 2018 cruise , featuring special guests and tons of fun! Free Resources!… Read More
Former CIA officer Phil Giraldi joins me to discuss the creepy op-ed in the New York Times yesterday by a “senior official” in the Trump Administration who claims to be part of a movement trying to undermine the president from within, particularly in his diplomatic overtures. About… Read More
Keynesian economists believe the market economy tends toward the chronic underemployment or unemployment of resources, and requires wise management. and whether the topic is austerity, business cycles, debt, or a wide variety of other things, they’re just dead wrong. And there is no better slayer… Read More