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Two Analogies for the Economy That the Media Keeps Getting Wrong

Media and Culture

06/03/2020Audio/Video
Ultimately, we need not rely on the government (i.e., the “king’s men” putting Humpty-Dumpty back together again). People acting freely in a marketplace could do it all by themselves. If only the government would let them.
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The German Court's Unexpected Blow to the ECB

Decentralization and SecessionLegal SystemMonetary Policy

06/02/2020Audio/Video
A high German court recently ruled that the European Central Bank has overstepped the bounds of its power. The angry response from high-ranking European bureaucrats tells us a lot about what they want for the EU.
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The Cost of Lockdowns in Human Health and Human Lives Is Becoming Increasingly Clear

U.S. EconomyInterventionism

06/02/2020Audio/Video
Of course, anyone who deals in interacting with the real world (i.e., not lifelong bureaucrats like Fauci, who needs not exhibit any actual competence to collect his $400,000 paycheck) understands that preserving and augmenting wealth is key in enhancing health and life.
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The Hydroxychloroquine Controversy Is a Reminder That Prescription Laws Are a Government Racket

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

05/29/2020Audio/Video
In a free country, doctors would be free to prescribe whatever drugs they wish to anyone for any reason. In fact, individuals should be free to buy drugs without a special government-required doctor's note.
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The CDC Slashed the COVID-19 Fatality Rate to a Fraction of Earlier Estimate Used to Justify Lockdowns

Big GovernmentHealth

05/28/2020Audio/Video
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. The prolockdown crowd has been making extraordinary claims. Meanwhile, they have produced little evidence to support their claims.
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The Folly of "Ask What You Can Do for Your Country"

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

05/28/2020Audio/Video
Governments often demand that you "ask what you can do for your country," but those governments never guarantee us anything in return for our sacrifice.
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The Fed Is Doing "Whatever It Takes" to Prop Up the Economy. That's a Very Bad Thing.

InflationMonetary PolicyInterventionism

05/27/2020Audio/Video
There's now no difference between monetary policy and other government programs designed to prop up firms, industries, and other favored groups. The Fed is simply another government planning agency.
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To Prevent Problematic Inflation, We Need More Production. Which Means There's Trouble Ahead.

InflationMonetary PolicyOther Schools of Thought

05/26/2020Audio/Video
Price inflation is so difficult to predict, because there are so many moving parts: money supply, demand, money velocity, and supply of goods and services.
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The Chicago School versus the Austrian School

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

05/26/2020Audio/Video
Although it's true that Austrians agree with Chicago economists on many policy issues, their approach to economic science is very different.
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Trini Amador: The Business Tools to Shift Customer Behavior in Your Favor

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurshipPolitical Theory

05/26/2020Audio/Video
Hunter Hastings interviews Trini Amador, a global branding and marketing consultant who has developed an effective process for every entrepreneur to achieve a breakthrough level of insight into customer motivations.
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