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Human Action Part Six with Jeff Deist

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyWar and Foreign PolicyAustrian Economics OverviewInterventionism

05/01/2020Audio/Video
We continue our survey of Human Action by finishing up Part Six of the book, Mises's analysis of interventionism.
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Charged with Negligence? COVID-19 and the Law

HealthLegal System

05/01/2020Audio/Video
Can tort law play a positive role in how we deal with infectious diseases? Accad and Koka interview Dorit Reiss, a professor at UC Hastings College of the Law.
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To Avoid a Collapse of the Eurozone, Europe Moves Closer to a European Megastate

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyMonetary Policy

05/01/2020Audio/Video
Debt-ridden countries such as Italy will come to rely more and more on Germans and other northern Europeans to finance their debt. This will require a more unified Europe. Or the whole thing may collapse.
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This Crisis Will Not Bring Americans Together and Maybe That Is a Good Thing

Decentralization and SecessionStrategy

04/30/2020Audio/Video
Thanks to the growth of the state over time, political stakes have become much higher, and groups fear that they will be crushed by the other side if they lose. Crisis-induced cohesion is not a silver bullet, but rather a ticking time bomb.
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Testing Deregulation Can Help Fight COVID-19

Bureaucracy and RegulationFinancial MarketsHealth

04/30/2020Audio/Video
Many argue that unregulated markets would fail due to lack of consumer knowledge, or information asymmetry. But competition in free markets actually gives rise to all kinds of mechanisms that help consumers make informed decisions. This is as true of medical tests for any other good.
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Will It Take Food Shortages to End Support for the Shutdown?

Monopoly and Competition

04/30/2020Audio/Video
BBC images from India show the human toll of the coronavirus shutdown. Americans should take note, and soon.
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Government Regulation against "Monopolies" Only Lowers Our Standard of Living

Monopoly and Competition

04/29/2020Audio/Video
The whole idea of government regulating so-called monopolies in order to promote competition is based on fallacies. If anything, such intervention only stifles market competition and lowers living standards.
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What to Make of J.P.A. Ioannidis?

Health

04/29/2020Audio/Video
Accad, Koka, and guests discuss the controversies surrounding the COVID-related opinions and research findings of John. P.A. Ioannidis, the notorious Stanford data scientist and physician.
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We Don't Know If the COVID-19 Shock Will Be Inflationary or Deflationary

InflationInterventionism

04/29/2020Audio/Video
Government restrictions on production are driving prices up as unemployment drives them down. It's impossible to say now whether price inflation or price deflation will be the predominant factor in the crisis's next phase.
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Refuting Some Economics Fallacies Related to the Corona Crisis

Big GovernmentU.S. Economy

04/28/2020Audio/Video
Bob Murphy tackles some Keynesian and MMT fallacies that have resurfaced in light of the response to the coronavirus.
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