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Unemployment Kills: The Longer Lockdowns Last, the Worse It Will Get

Big GovernmentHealth

Thirty million Americans are now unemployed, in part thanks to government "lockdowns." Meanwhile, unemployment in many cases doubles the unemployed person's risk of death through disease, suicide, or drug overdose.
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Understanding the Coronavirus Alarm and Practical Steps to Weather the Storm

CapitalismHealthU.S. Economy

Bob Murphy urges skeptics not to dismiss the panic over the coronavirus, explains the economics of the toilet paper shortage, and gives practical tips he is using to try to keep his own household safe.
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Understanding Money Mechanics

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and BanksU.S. Economy

Dr. Bob Murphy introduces an upcoming e-book on the mechanics of the Fed.
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Unions and Labor Law

Austrian Economics OverviewInterventionism

Presented at the Mises Institute's "First Annual Advanced Instructional Conference in Austrian Economics" at Stanford University.
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Using World War I to Prove the Incompetence of State Militaries

StrategyWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Bob Murphy uses examples from Dan Carlin’s amazing podcast, Hardcore History , to illustrate the flaws with state-provided military services.
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Unlike Real Insurance, Social Security "Insurance" Creates Greater Risk for the Future

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationInterventionism

Social Security acts as a sort of "reverse insurance," doling out money now, leaving less for the future.
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Union Diplomacy, Part 2: The Trent Affair

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

After months of growing tension between the United States and Britain, a single event almost plunges the two countries into war.
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Union Diplomacy, Part 1: Fountains of Discontent

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

William Seward's repeated diplomatic blunders cause Britain to send troops to Canada in preparation for a possible war with the United States.
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Using Blockchain to Fix Money and Capital Markets

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksStrategy

Caitlin Long discusses the blockchain's disruptive influence on our existing notions of money and wealth.
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