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With Europe's Economy Slowing, Can Eurocrats Afford to Play Hardball on Brexit?

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/10/2019

For Brussels, giving in on Brexit encourages rebellion from disaffected populations in other member states, but do they really have a choice? 

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Bob Explains the Highlights of His New QJAE Article on Fractional Reserve Banking

Business CyclesMonetary TheoryMoney and BankingMoney Supply

08/08/2019Audio/Video
Bob shows why Ludwig von Mises thought any issuance of fiduciary media caused the boom-bust cycle.
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The Econ Establishment Teams Up To Denounce Judy Shelton

The FedU.S. EconomyMonetary Theory

Blog08/08/2019

Shelton has been condemned by "experts" from both sides, but anybody who would liken the Fed to the Soviet central planners is an independent thinker worth considering.

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Economist Ben Powell Reports on His Worldwide Tour of Socialist Countries

Global EconomyOther Schools of Thought

08/06/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and Ben Powell discuss Ben's newly-released book Socialism Sucks , co-authored with Robert Lawson.
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Can Boris Turn a Hard Brexit Into a Tax Cut?

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog08/06/2019

The establishment media are still wrong-footed on Brexit. Johnson's hardball approach could be a big win for the UK.

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Mexicans Are Safer in El Paso than in Mexico

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog08/05/2019

Mexican politicians are claiming Mexican nationals are unsafe in the US. Meanwhile, Mexico's homicide rate - fueled by strict gun-control laws -  has soared to five times that of the US.

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Media Focus on Mass Shootings Shows Disconnect from Actual Crime Trends

Legal System

Blog08/03/2019

Most Americans say crime has gotten worse over the past decade. They're wrong. Moreover, the focus on mass shootings appears misplaced when mass-shooting deaths make up less than one percent of all homicide deaths.

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Plastic Bans: Imaginary Benefits, Real Costs

Big GovernmentThe Environment

Blog08/03/2019

Proposals to ban single-use plastics is yet another triumph of symbolism over substance. Unfortunately, while the benefits are largely illusory, the costs are quite real.

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