How Economists Helped End the Draft
By David Henderson
This is the video of the talk I gave at Middle Tennessee State University Wednesday night. Thanks to Mike Hammock for doing a great job of recording and for inviting me. Mike has given me permission to post this video.
I note two mistakes:
1. Early in the talk, when I say that free-market economists were strongly against slavery, that’s true, but I make it sound as if American economists were involved. Of course, it was British economists.
2. in the Q&A, I quoted Joe Biden’s comment that Bill Clinton was “an unusually good liar.” I realized later that the Senator who made that comment was Bob Kerrey.
If you want to see me sing, go to the 30:20 point.