Ep. 21 Did the Financial Crisis Occur Because the Fed Was Too Timid?


Contra Krugman with Bob Murphy and Tom Woods

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Krugman evaluates the claims of market monetarists, who blame the Fed for the crisis because its policy was allegedly too timid. Krugman doesn’t agree (and on that he’s correct!), and he also finds it weird that “free-market” economists would say the Fed “caused” the crisis by not intervening. Isn’t not intervening what free-market economists are supposed to favor?

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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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