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Darren Brady Nelson

Darren Brady Nelson is an Austrian School economist and evangelion as well as C.S. Lewis and Hillsong style Christian. He is currently the Chief Economist at LibertyWorks in Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Associate Scholar of the Center for Freedom and Prosperity in Washington, DC. He is also a regular commentator in the Australian and American print, radio, and TV media.

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How Fear and Uncertainty Drives Demand for Gold

InflationFinancial Markets


Demand for gold tends to increase as faith in government and government intervention in the economy declines.

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The "Bootleggers and Baptists" of the Coronavirus Crisis

HealthU.S. HistoryWorld History


Although it doesn't explain everything, it's always a good idea to ask "who benefits" whenever governments step in to "solve" a crisis.

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"Surveillance Capitalism": A Summary of Critics

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and Corporatism


There's a new kind of capitalism on the scene: "surveillance capitalism." It's drawn attention from across the political spectrum, but Left, Right, and center offer very different solutions to similar concerns. 

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Government Subsidies and the Decline of Higher Ed: Lessons from Australia


Poor incentives create poor outcomes, and government subsidies for higher education institutions have created poor incentives in spades.

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Democracy Down Under: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

StrategyPolitical Theory

Recorded at the Mises Circle in Seattle, 14 September 2019. Includes an introduction by Jeff Deist.
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