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The American Revolution Was a Free-Trade Revolution

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog07/04/2019

The British complained of unfair competition from goods supplied by the American colonists. So the state intervened to manage trade and make it "fair." But the American revolutionaries saw protectionism for the scam it was, and still is.

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Trump's "Salute to America" Is a Salute to Government Employees

If Americans really wanted to celebrate the spirit of the Declaration, they'd demand a parade of smugglers, tax cheats, and secessionists.

07/03/2019Power & Market
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The Economics of Healthcare: Market Failure or Faulty Models? (Part 2)

Health

06/28/2019Audio/Video
Accad and Koka discuss with Bob Murphy how economists conceive (or misconceive) of medical care, and what the implications are for the US healthcare system as a whole.
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The Economics of Healthcare: Market Failure or Faulty Models? (Part 1)

Health

06/24/2019Audio/Video
Accad and Koka discuss with Bob Murphy the common belief that healthcare is a sector plagued by “market failure”.
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The Alleged Absence of Depressions under Totalitarianism

Business CyclesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsMonetary TheoryOther Schools of Thought

06/21/2019Mises Daily Articles
Where there is no business at all, business can be neither good nor bad. There may be starvation, and famine, but no depression in the sense in which this term is used in dealing with the problems of a market economy.
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The Fed's Endless Boom-Bust Cycle

Money and Banks

Blog06/21/2019

While many attempt to look to "de-regulation" or tax cuts to explain economic cycles, it makes more sense to zero-in on the role of central banks. 

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The Last Thing Europe Needs Is to Further Loosen the EU's Fiscal Rules

European central bankers hate the few rules that restrain the eurozone's profligate spenders. But those rules are what keeps a currently dangerous system from spinning totally out of control.

06/20/2019Power & Market
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Tucker Carlson Wants Affirmative Action for American Workers

Big GovernmentProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. EconomyInterventionism

06/13/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy disagrees with Tucker Carlson's unambiguous approval of Elizabeth Warren’s call for “economic nationalism”.
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