The Human Action Podcast

Dr. Robert Murphy on the Dubious Economics of Climate Change

Bob Murphy on Mises Weekends
Robert P. Murphy Jeff Deist

Climate Change (née Global Warming) is based on three premises: the earth’s atmosphere is warming; humans are responsible for that warming; and warming is inherently bad.

But even if we accept these premises, what economic trade-offs are warranted in response? No more air conditioning or private automobiles? Heavy carbon taxes? Outlawing relatively cheap fossil fuels and mandating expensive renewable sources? Slower economic growth in the developing world? One child policies?

Dr. Robert Murphy joins Jeff Deist to discuss how the political landscape and media narratives fail to consider obvious choices and trade-offs inherent in the climate change debate.