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Central Banks Get Scared: Forget About Promises to Reduce Balance Sheets

1 hour agoPower & Market

Facing an unimpressive economy, the Fed is already backing off its supposed plans to rise interest rates and scale back its balance sheet.

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The Case for Legalizing Blackmail

Legal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog02/21/2019

The recent controversy over Jeff Bezos has spawned an interesting debate among free-market economists on whether blackmail should be legalized.

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The Why of Human Action

02/20/2019Articles of Interest
Mises: "What I aimed at in writing Human Action was to contribute my share to ... prevent[ing] America from following Europe down the path to annihilation of civilization and prosperity."
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Why Birthright Citizenship Is Rare In Europe

Labor and WagesProtectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog02/19/2019

Citizenship based on a person's current location is a long and well-established principle in the Americas. But this is not the case back in Europe.

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The Real State of the Economy

U.S. Economy

02/18/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy on the current state of the U.S. economy.
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Money-Supply Growth Slows in January

Money Supply

Blog02/15/2019

In January, year-over-year growth in the money supply was at 3.3 percent. That was down from December's growth rate of 3.8 percent, but was up from January 2018's rate of 2.8 percent.

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Blue-State Migrants Probably Aren't Turning Your State Blue

U.S. History

Blog02/15/2019

Many states assumed to be "turning blue" actually get more migrants from red states than from blue states. It's also a bad idea to assume that everyone who moves from Illinois agrees with the median voter from Chicago.

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Americans Continue to Flee to Low-Tax States

Blog02/14/2019

Last year, on net, nearly 138,000 more people left California than moved into it from elsewhere in the US.

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