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Contra Krugman

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Contra Krugman is a weekly podcast, available on iTunes and Stitcher, that critiques the New York Times column of economist Paul Krugman. Hosts Bob Murphy and Tom Woods belong to the Austrian School of economics, which includes such luminaries as Ludwig von Mises, Nobel Prize winner F.A. Hayek, and Murray N. Rothbard. (Learn more about the Austrian School at our special resource page.) Become more knowledgeable about economics in just 30 minutes a week by listening to Contra Krugman!

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Latest Episodes

  • Ep. 225 The Final Episode
    June 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    On this final episode of Contra Krugman after nearly five years, we analyze Krugman's horrified response to state reopenings after the lockdowns. Show notes for Ep. 225

  • Ep. 224 Krugman Bravely Comes Out Against Killing Workers
    May 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    With his usual magnanimity, Krugman declares that the epidemiologists have been completely accurate in their warnings during the pandemic, whereas those who want to reopen the economy are trying to kill workers. Tom and Bob beg to differ. Show notes for Ep. 224

  • Ep. 223 Krugman Unwittingly Agrees the Fed Has Driven Stock Market Since 2007
    May 11, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    In his attempt to praise Powell and criticize Trump, Krugman admits that the "real economy" is in terrible shape, and that the stock market has done well only because of low interest rates and the Fed's emergency actions. Krugman says this pattern holds not only for our post-covid world, but ever since the mid-2000s. He thus ironically agrees with Austrian critics who've warned for years that the […]

  • Ep. 222 Why Won't We Listen to the Experts?
    April 25, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    Krugman is unhappy that the "right wing" is more apt to listen to people he considers quacks than to people he considers experts, and he says the COVID-19 problem is yet another example. We are unconvinced. Show notes for Ep. 222

  • Ep. 221 The Destructive Coronavirus Response, Cheered by Krugman
    April 11, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    Guest co-host Richard Ebeling -- who was one of Bob's own economics professors -- joins me to discuss Krugman's qualified support for the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill recently signed into law, and why we shouldn't be cheering. Show notes for Ep. 221

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