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The Bogus "Consensus" Argument on Climate Change

The Environment

Blog10/23/2019

From the beginning, the “97% consensus” claim about climate change has been dubious, with supporters claiming that it represented much more than it really did.

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Abolish the Tampon Tax, Even If It's What SJWs Want

Blog10/22/2019

The SJWs protesting the so-called "tampon tax" are doing so for rather questionable reasons. But if they're going to argue that taxes are a bad thing, we shouldn't stop them.

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The Economic Consequences of Cheap Money

Booms and BustsFree MarketsBusiness CyclesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsInterventionism

10/19/2019Mises Daily Articles
One of the characteristic features of this age is the general attack launched by all governments and pressure groups against the rights of creditors.
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Unions and Protectionism, Not Free Trade, Doomed the Rust Belt

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog10/18/2019

In the second half of the twentieth century, pro-union and anti-trade policies led to a Rust Belt that became uncompetitive, costly, and unable to cope with reality. More protectionism won't save the region now.

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Stimulus Brings Stagnation: The Case of Japan

Blog10/17/2019

Japan's "lost decade" turned into three decades as the scourge of non-stop monetary and fiscal stimulus brought seemingly endless economic stagnantion.

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The Pre-Marriage Blood Test In America Is Now Gone

This year, Montana became the last state to completely abolish Progressive-Era blood tests as a requirement for a marriage license.

10/17/2019Power & Market
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Jeff Snider Explains the Repo Market Flare-Up, the Fed’s Phony Solution, and the Global Dollar Problem

The FedFinancial Markets

10/17/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and Jeff Snider discuss the recent spike in lending rates in the repo markets, and how the Fed’s attempted solution fails to address the real problem.
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Not All Indian Reservations Are Alike

The geographical isolation of a reservation, and the tribal commitment to investment in a casino, energy extraction, and other enterprises can have a sizable impact on the incomes of reservation residents.

10/16/2019Power & Market
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