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Homelessness and the Failure of Urban Renewal

Labor and WagesPoverty

Blog06/14/2019

We continue to live with the wreckage of failed urban renewal, and Progressive city planning. And the evidence can be seen in the tent cities and makeshift latrines we now see in public spaces.

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There Is No Neutral Tax: Lessons from the the Amazon HQ2 "Subsidy"

Taxes and Spending

Blog06/14/2019

The tax-incentive deal Amazon had with New York was not a "subsidy" — in fact, Amazon pays enormous amounts of net taxes.

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NCAA: Making a Federal Case Out of Private Rules Violations

Legal System

Blog06/13/2019

Federal prosecutors are now charging suspects with breaking non-existent federal statutes in cases involving violations of internal NCAA rules. But if there is fraud anywhere in this sorry affair, it is committed by federal prosecutors, defense attorneys, federal judges, and journalists.

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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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Mises on 100-Percent Reserve Banking

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/13/2019

Mises declared in 1951: “No boom is possible without credit expansion... the boom which causes the following depression could not occur if the banks did not expand credit."

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Why Ignoring Time-Preference is the Fundamental Mistake of Central Bankers

Money and BanksCapital and Interest TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog06/12/2019

Ignoring time preference is the fundamental error behind monetary planning. It is why in a successful economy, monetary intervention by the state is kept to a bare minimum, or preferably banished altogether.

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Earth to Tesla: Elon Musk Has Few Ideas Beyond Begging for Government Money

Bureaucracy and RegulationCorporate Welfare

Blog06/12/2019

Elon Musk uses corporate welfare and "public-private partnerships" to create the false impression he is an actual entrepreneur.

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Stephan Kinsella Discusses Law Without the State, and the Illegitimacy of Intellectual Property

Legal SystemPrivate Property

06/12/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and Stephan Kinsella discuss the basis of libertarian law, and how we could have justice without a coercive State.
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