Thom Hartmann’s fans have been sending around a graphic claiming that the economy tanks when taxes are lowered on the rich. It’s so wrong it’s embarrassing. Bob Murphy and I dismantle the thing completely.
“Thom Hartmann’s Bogus Tax History,” by Bob Murphy
About the Guest
Robert P. Murphy holds a Ph.D. in economics from New York University. He is the author of numerous books (see below), including study guides to Ludwig von Mises’ Human Action (study guide here) and The Theory of Money and Credit (study guide here), and Murray Rothbard’s Man, Economy, and State (study guide here).
Books by the Guest
Lessons for the Young Economist (free textbook; click here for a free teacher’s manual)
Chaos Theory (available free)
Understanding Bitcoin (with Silas Barta; available free)
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism (also available as an audiobook)
The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal (also available as an audiobook)
Woods Book Mentioned
Ep. 118: Boom and Bust: The Cause (David Howden)
(See also this short video, taken from this heavily viewed longer video, in which I explain the Austrian theory of the business cycle and the role of the Fed in the boom and bust.)
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