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Six Graphs that Reveal Big Problems for Student and Auto Loans

Money and BanksU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog9 hours ago
Modern monetary policy: a trillion dollars of housing debt has been replaced by a trillion dollars (or more) of student and auto loan debt.

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Idaho Politician Opposes Removing Tax on Gold for a Very Odd Reason

Blog03/24/2017
According to one Idaho legislator, gold is useless as an inflation hedge because its price has increased 4,000% since the 1860s.

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The Right to Discriminate Is a Basic Property Right

U.S. HistoryPrivate Property

Blog03/24/2017
The right to discriminate in how one uses one's property is not a religious issue. It's nothing more than a basic issue of property rights.

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Per Bylund: Who Built That?

The Entrepreneur

03/24/2017Audio/Video
Per Bylund discusses why the role of the entrepreneur is almost completely disregarded by most economists.

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Fed Financial Statements: $6 Billion Drop in Fed Remittances

The FedTaxes and Spending

03/24/2017FedWatch
Every year the Fed remits its profits to the US Treasury every year. A drop in Fed profits means less for the US Treasury.

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How the Global Drug War Pushed Down Heroin Prices

Legal SystemWorld HistoryPrices

Blog03/23/2017
As the Drug War attacked heroin production in one place, it encouraged increases in heroin production in other places, pushing down global prices.

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Ryancare is Failing — What Should Happen Next?

Free MarketsHealthU.S. Economy

Blog03/23/2017
The market is creating its own solutions to Obamacare. The focus should be protecting it from further government control.

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Are Central Banks Worthy of Trust?

Free MarketsGlobal Economy

03/23/2017FedWatch
Mark Carney seeks to defend the trustworthiness of the banking industry. He misses the systematic problem of central banking.

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Celebrating Murray!

EducationPolitical Theory

Where Austrian economics was once a dwindling school of thought, now it flourishes in the US, Europe, Asia, and Latin and South America.

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For Keynesians and Austrians, "Uncertainty" Means Two Different Things

Booms and BustsCapital and Interest Theory

After the 2008 crisis, many Keynesians found a new appreciation for uncertainty in economics. Unfortunately, they misunderstand how uncertainty works.

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