The Last Homely Site on the Web

Krugman to Debate an Austrian Economist?

Post Reply   Page 1 of 1  [ 1 post ]
Author Message
Post subject: Krugman to Debate an Austrian Economist?
Posted: Sat 30 Oct , 2010 7:13 pm
User avatar
Posts: 3348
Joined: Mon 15 Aug , 2005 3:48 am
Location: Planet Earth
PhD profesional economist Robert Murphy of the Von Mises Institue has launched an interesting debate challenge to Paul Krugman. He is gathering pledges that will go to feed the homeless. If Krugman accepts the debate, he gets to enjoy libertarian money go where it often goes but he thinks it never goes. If Krugman rejects the debate, we get to witness Krugman thinking that $100,000 for the homeless isn't worth one hour of his time.

Chip in, make a $25 pledge. You won't be billed unless Krugman actually accepts the debate.

My Debate Challenge to Paul Krugman
As many readers already know, last week I launched a campaign to pressure Paul Krugman into debating me. In just the first week, this sophomoric 7-minute YouTube video has generated $35,000 in pledges. At this point, I don't see how Krugman will ever live this down until he debates me on Austrian versus Keynesian business-cycle theory.
The problem is, he'd have to actually know what is in the Austrian Theory, which based on his public statements he doesn't.


It is a myth that coercion is necessary in order to force people to get along together, but it is a persistent myth because it feeds a desire many people have. That desire is to be able to justify hurting people who have done nothing other than offend them in some way.

Last edited by Cenedril_Gildinaur on Tue Feb 30, 2026 13:61 am; edited 426 times in total

Profile Quote
Display: Sort by: Direction:
Post Reply   Page 1 of 1  [ 1 post ]
Return to “The Symposium”
Jump to: