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Bretigne Shaffer on California's Mandatory Vaccinations

Big GovernmentHealthPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

11/09/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and longtime libertarian journalist Bretigne Shaffer discuss the vaccinations now enforced for school children in California, and the parents who are protesting the policy.
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Beware of Defense Secretaries Pledging Reform

War and Foreign Policy

For the Pentagon, happy days are here again. With a budget of more than $1.4 trillion for the next two years, the department is riding high as it attempts to set the stage for yet more spending increases in the years to come.

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Bureaucracy, Legal Immunity, and Prosecutorial Abuse

By making government prosecutors nearly invulnerable to legal accountability, the courts have unleashed a situation which F.A. Hayek described as one in which “the worst get on top.”

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Boom-Bust Cycles and Easy Money

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/02/2019

A slowing in the growth of the money supply is only a problem when that money is created "out of thin air."

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Blame the Fed — Not Investors — For Asset Bubbles

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/12/2018

New York Fed Chief Dudley recently suggested asset bubbles "emerge from the way market participant’s process information and trade" — thus ignoring the role of the central bank.

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Bob Dylan as Economic Prophet

Media and CultureU.S. Economy

Blog01/17/2018
Change is the defining feature of our modern age. But you would never know it when surveying today’s financial market landscape.
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Behind America's Skyrocketing Overdose Death Rates

HealthLegal System

Blog06/09/2017
Thanks to over-use of prescription painkillers, many patients are becoming addicts who must later turn to illegal drugs to get their next fix.
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By Itself, a Chinese Sell-Off in US Debt Won't Imperil the Dollar

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/13/2017
The Federal Reserve has a lot more to do with the strength of the dollar than the Chinese state.
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