An interview with Dr. Robert Murphy by Andy Katherman
Andy Katherman interviews noted Austrian Economist Dr. Robert Murphy, who exposes the fallacious reasoning behind a body of knowledge that is unfortunately gaining traction in academia and government called, Modern Monetary Theory.
What is Modern Monetary Theory and what does it have to say about economics? Is it correct? Is it a complete crank macro-economic theory? Where does it fall flat?
The focus of the interview is the book Seven Deadly Innocent Frauds of Economic Policy written by one of the chief proponents of Modern Monetary Theory, Mr. Warren Mosler. We at RadioFreeMarket.com do not consider this to be a serious book; quite the contrary, we view it as being quite shallow. Our concern is that this is being taken seriously by government policy makers who are using it to justify their ever expanding actions and aspirations.
According to Mosler government can do whatever it wants. He wants us to believe:
- Government does NOT need to tax or borrow, it can just print the money it needs.
- Government deficits are NOT leaving our debt burden to our children.
- Government deficits DO NOT take away savings.
- Social Security is NOT broken.
- Savings are NOT needed to provide the funds for investment.
- It is GOOD that higher deficits today mean higher taxes tomorrow.
Mr. Mosler attempts to convince us that Modern Monetary Theory makes all these concerns irrelevant. In other words, we don’t really have to worry about what government does!
Dr. Murphy exposes the fallacious reasoning, slight-of-hand semantics, tautologies, and other tricks employed by Mosler.
Please listen to this important interview because these tricks of reasoning used by Mosler are employed every day against us by the press, politicians and even well meaning friends and family. With Dr. Murphy’s sound presentation you can quickly be able to identify these tricks of reasoning and therefore insulate yourself from their influence.
After listening to this interview, the next time a Rabbit Is Pulled Out Of A Hat you will a) see the trick being attempted on you, and b) not be fooled by it even if it comes at you from a slightly different angle of approach.
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Play mp3 here Andy Katherman and Robert Murphy