Henderson on RT Crosstalk
By David Henderson
Earlier this week, I was on Peter Lavelle’s CrossTalk on RT. Here it is.
Those who know my views might be surprised that I didn’t ever state a disagreement with John Laughland about monetary policy. I disagree fundamentally, and my views typically track those of monetary economist George Selgin. But I had to choose which things to use my scarce time on. I thought it went well. My main disappointment is that when I started to make the case for why the airline bailouts were so bad, Peter Lavelle stepped in and asked me a political question: why do they happen? Good question that I tried to answer, but I would have rather the listeners hear that the way airlines qualify for subsidies is by flying large airplanes that are almost empty. In one recent case, the pilot greeted the lone passenger personally.
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