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Austrian School vs. “Law & Economics" on Product Safety

Bureaucracy and RegulationOther Schools of Thought

Blog10/11/2019

A look at the differences between the Austrian School and the "Law & Economics" tradition, with respect to product safety regulation.

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Walter Block and William Barnett on Problems With the Hayekian Triangle

Capital and Interest Theory

10/10/2019Audio/Video
Block and Barnett on whether the Hayekian triangle—the popular device used to illustrate how artificially low interest rates lead to an unsustainable boom—can be salvaged or should be abandoned altogether.
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The Conservative Attack on Market Freedom

Blog10/10/2019

Many conservatives seem to believe that America has been taken over by hard-core libertarians, with the result being a dystopian plutocracy. The answer, they tell us, lies in high taxes and more government power.  They're wrong about both the diagnosis and the cure.

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Wilhelm Roepke, RIP

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog10/10/2019

In the midst of moral and intellectual decay, Roepke was an inflexible harbinger of the return to reason, honesty and sound political practice.

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The Return of Hyperinflation in Zimbabwe

Money and BanksInterventionismPrivate Property

Blog10/09/2019

As Zimbabwe's economy worsens, its government now insists residents start using easily-inflated local currency again. This is sowing the seed of another devastating episode of hyperinflation.

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Tough Questions for Conservatives

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

10/09/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy asks a series of tough (but fair, he hopes) questions for conservatives, ranging from tariffs to impeachment to drug prohibition.
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Taking a Stand for "the People" Usually Means Hurting Actual People

Bureaucracy and RegulationProtectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog10/08/2019

Tucker Carlson insists that capitalism is just a "tool" that governments can regulate and manipulate so as to better serve "the people." In practice, this just means one group of "the people" uses government policy to enrich themselves at the expense of others.

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Nicolas Cachanosky on Improving Austrian Business Cycle Theory

The FedBusiness Cycles

10/07/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and Nicolas Cachanosky discuss Austrian Business Cycle Theory, the dispute over Fractional Reserve Banking, and how the Federal Reserve broke monetary policy.
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