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Rothbard Lectures on American History: Lost and Found

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/17/2019

While searching through my apartment after a tragic fire, under soot and ash, I found these “lost” Rothbard lectures, recorded at NYU in 1979 and 1980. They miraculously survived and are heard now for the first time in four decades.

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More Money Pumping Won't Make Us Richer

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/16/2019

Neither loose monetary policy, nor big-spending fiscal policy can grow an economy. All that these policies can do is to redistribute a given pool of real savings from wealth generators toward non-wealth generating activities.

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The Nationalist Case for Free Trade, in the Words of Classical Economists

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog09/16/2019

The classical economists were also nationalists, and they viewed free trade as one of the most important means for advancing the security, prosperity, and cultural achievements of their own nations.

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De-Dollarization: Europe Joins the Party

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

The US dollar continues to enjoy the confidence of markets, governments, and central banks. But faith in the US dollar is weakening, and many are trying to help the process along.

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Unsound Money, Unsound Economy

The Fed

Blog09/12/2019

Central bankers like Alan Greenspan seem to think central bankers can be trusted to act with restraint. That's a risky plan, especially given that true and reliable constraints could be put on the money supply by adopting commodity money.

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The Central Banks Lift House Prices and Rents, But Not Everywhere

Central banks have been at the center of the world's rapidly inflating housing prices.

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Slowing Money Supply Growth May Trigger a Recession

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/09/2019

Since real savings enable the production of capital goods, obviously real savings are at the heart of the economic growth that raises people's living standards.

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Tariffs Are an Attack on Natural Rights

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog09/06/2019

The British opponents of the Corn Laws rightly understood that tariffs and other restrictions on trade are violations of fundamental natural rights, and that they privilege certain entrenched interests at the expense of everyone else.

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