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3 Modern Arguments for Tariffs, Debunked

Blog05/18/2019

Even the more "subtle" or "nuanced" arguments for tariffs smack of the same old mercantilist arguments that have been refuted by economists going back to Adam Smith.

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How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

Money and Banks

Blog05/18/2019

Central banks' efforts to artificially stabilize interest rates encourages greater risk-taking by banks, and contributes to instability in the banking sector.

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Single-Payer Healthcare Is the Worst Kind of Universal Healthcare

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog05/17/2019

Compared to other types of universal healthcare systems, what we call "single-payer" healthcare is possibly the worst of all.

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Do We Really Have a Decade Left to Solve Climate Change?

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentInterventionism

Blog05/17/2019

The scare tactics from Beto O'Rourke and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez​ is yet another example demonstrating the farce of the climate change policy debate. 

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Juan de Mariana on Creating Money Out of Thin Air

Blog05/15/2019

When governments resort to unbacked fiat currency, a many-layered swindle lies hidden behind the appearance of a quick fix.

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Why Plea Deals Are a Gross Miscarriage of Justice

Legal SystemThe Police State

05/15/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy explains why “offering a plea deal” is a horrible practice.
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French Incomes Place Below Some of America's Poorest States — And the Protesters Know It

Taxes and Spending

Blog05/15/2019

France has a lower income than 49 US states, which may shed some light on why protests continue all these weeks later.

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In the US, Rich States Spend Less on Welfare

Taxes and Spending

Blog05/14/2019

The key to a high quality of life is a free economy devoted to trade and entrepreneurship. Contrary to what we're told about Europe's welfare states, more government social spending doesn't cause economic prosperity.

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