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Stimulus Brings Stagnation: The Case of Japan

Blog4 hours ago

Japan's "lost decade" turned into three decades as the scourge of non-stop monetary and fiscal stimulus brought seemingly endless economic stagnantion.

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Jeff Snider Explains the Repo Market Flare-Up, the Fed’s Phony Solution, and the Global Dollar Problem

The FedFinancial Markets

6 hours agoAudio/Video
Bob Murphy and Jeff Snider discuss the recent spike in lending rates in the repo markets, and how the Fed’s attempted solution fails to address the real problem.
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Not All Indian Reservations Are Alike

The geographical isolation of a reservation, and the tribal commitment to investment in a casino, energy extraction, and other enterprises can have a sizable impact on the incomes of reservation residents.

10/16/2019Power & Market
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What We Can Learn from Indian Tribes on Immigration

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog10/15/2019

If we grant that Indian tribes ought to be able to restrict membership (i.e., naturalization) for their own groups, on what principle can this be denied to other groups?

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Is Protectionism Patriotic?

Blog10/14/2019

Conservatives tell us that we must move beyond the idea of allowing people to trade freely in the marketplace. "Patriotism" is the true measure of economic policy, and that requires higher taxes, more government spending, and a powerful state.

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The Ghosts of Failed Banks Have Returned

Financial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog10/12/2019

A new banking crisis is not only in the making, for which the repo problem serves as an early warning, but it could escalate quite rapidly.

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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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