Henry Hazlitt’s claims about economics


I don’t like podcasts.

I like essays.

Take your time, prepare your thoughts in an organized format, and write those organized thoughts down where other people can benefit from them.

Today I found an interminable, rambling podcast about anarchy, minarchy, and economics.

I think 99% of the people who do podcasts are just lazy – they are capable of writing, but they are too damn lazy to take two hours to write a 2000-word essay, so they take one hour to make a rambling podcast.

Of course, a good reader can read 2000 words in much less than an hour!

I don’t have an hour to listen to these ramblers, so here is a link to a Henry Hazlitt book, which is vastly more informative than any number of podcasts.

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2 Responses to Henry Hazlitt’s claims about economics

  1. Tucci78 says:

    “The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.”

    — Henry Hazlitt (Economics in One Lesson, 1946)

  2. Zippy says:

    Agreed re: podcasts, and videos. I almost never listen to / watch them, because it takes orders of magnitude longer than just reading the same information. Life is short — if you want me to know what you have to say, write it down.

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