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The Difference Between "Business Fluctuations" and a Recession

Booms and Busts

Blog09/24/2019

Business owners have always made errors, and external factors can lead to economic crises of various sorts. But the cyclical pattern of booms and busts we now see are a result of government interventions not seen in a free marketplace.

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The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics Volume 22, Issue 2 is Now Available!

This issue contains selected lectures, papers, and abstracts of papers presented at the 2019 Austrian Economics Research Conference.

09/24/2019Power & Market
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The US Military Isn't As Invincible As It Thinks

"If the US and Saudi Arabia are particularly hesitant to retaliate against Iran it is because they know now, contrary to what they might have believed a year ago, that a counter-attack will not be a cost-free exercise."

09/24/2019Power & Market
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The Idea of Alternative Currencies Is Going Mainstream

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/23/2019

The movement for alternative money is the result of the history of government monetary mismanagement.

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Technological Innovation Is Nothing to Fear

Free MarketsCalculation and Knowledge

Blog09/21/2019

Robots are not fundamentally different from other labor-saving innovations, and there's no reason to believe increased innovation will lead to mass unemployment or mass poverty.

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Tough Questions for Progressives

Media and CultureStrategyPolitical Theory

09/20/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy asks a series of tough questions for progressives, ranging from abortion to the minimum wage to climate change.
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The False Promise of Canada's Health Care System

Health

Blog09/20/2019

In Canada, it is estimated that between 25,456 and 63,090 Canadian women may have died as a result of increased wait times between 1993 and 2009.

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The Meat-Packing Myth

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog09/19/2019

There is a myth that Progressive humanitarians agitated for meat-packing regulations which now protect us from disease. The reality is that the big meat packers themselves wanted regulation to help crush the competition.

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