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Defining Poverty

Blog11/15/2019

One of the great problems involved in setting a standard of poverty is the ever-changing concept of "adequate" nutrition. Recently a nutrition survey concluded that "only one person in a thousand escapes malnutrition!"

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Does Milton Friedman's "Plucking Model" Refute Austrian Business Cycle Theory?

Blog11/06/2019

Noah Smith's Bloomberg column praises Milton Friedman's "plucking model" of recessions, where the severity of a bust is connected to the strength of the following recovery. Does this refute Mises' BOOM-BUST theory?

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Do IP Laws Promote Innovation? Empirical Evidence Suggests the Opposite.

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog11/01/2019

Proponents claim intellectual property laws are necessary to promote scientific and artistic innovation. Empirical evidence suggests the opposite is true. 

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Dave Smith One-on-One with Jeff Deist

Jeff Deist and Dave Smith discuss D.C., Ancapistan, the future of religion in western society, and the Federal Reserve.
10/24/2019Power & Market
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Desocialization of Taxes: A Taxation System Proposal for Venezuela

Global EconomyStrategyTaxes and Spending

10/04/2019Audio/Video
Rafael Acevedo presents during the "Comparative Economics" session at the 2019 Libertarian Scholars Conference in New York City.
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Do We Need More Savings Before We Can Have More Lending?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/26/2019

In a true market — i.e., without a central bank — banks are intermediaries of real savings in their lending activities, thus promoting genuine and real economic growth.

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Dissecting Dave Chappelle’s New Netflix Special

Media and Culture

09/20/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy analyzes and critiques Dave Chappelle’s role as the court jester in “Sticks & Stones”.
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