Ep. 175 The Free Market: Unpopular Without Racism

Contra Krugman with Bob Murphy and Tom Woods


Krugman says nobody really supports free-market (what he calls “conservative”) economics. Racists tolerate it because it’s the only way they can get their racism fix; the Republicans, who give them the racism they seek, cling to “conservative” economics, so racists grudgingly accept it. But most Americans are far left on economics, which is why Howard Schultz, who’s trying to combine some kind of fiscal restraint with social liberalism, is encountering so much hostility. It’s a nutty column, but it yielded a great, punchy episode. Show notes for Ep. 175

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