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Dave Smith: Libertarians and the Culture Wars

Media and CultureStrategy

Dave Smith and Jeff Deist discuss the place of meaningful libertarian narrative in the face of America's ongoing culture wars.
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Do Seasonal Adjustments Help Identify Business Cycles?

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Without a coherent theory based on purposeful human action, it is not possible to begin to understand the causes of business cycles.
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Does a Falling Money Supply Cause Recessions?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

A falling money supply is not the cause of economic contractions. It is usually just a symptom of a larger problem resulting from money-creation out of thin air.
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Deflation, Easy Money, and the Boom-Bust Cycle

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

When money is made "out of thin air," we see economic busts go hand-in-hand with price deflation. This is not the case with sound money.
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Debt Isn't a Problem — Easy-Money Policies Are the Problem

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Debt can be a big factor in economic busts. But, the problem isn't debt. The problem is the easy-money policies behind the debt.
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Don't Threaten Business with a "Border Tax" — Instead, Make the US A Good Place to Do Business

If Trump wants to keep businesses from outsourcing or leaving the US, the best way is to lower government barriers to opening and keeping businesses.
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Do Central Bankers Know a Bubble When They See One?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking


At different times and in different places, Fed officials have changed their stories about whether or not bubbles can be seen before they pop.

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Did Free Markets Cause the Flint, Michigan Water Disaster?

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryInterventionism

03/01/2016Mises Wire
Municipal waterworks are government-run and government-owned, and generally an extension of local governments. But, bizarrely, when something goes wrong, it's somehow the fault of the private marketplace.
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