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Carl Menger on Currency Durability: A Lesson on Cryptos?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/09/2019

Assessing cryptocurrencies through a framework of "saleableness" may help us understand why some cryptocurrencies are chosen for speculation above others.

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Capital and Interest in the Austrian Tradition, Part 3 of 3

Capital and Interest TheoryMoney and Banking

05/07/2019Audio/Video
Bob reviews the contributions of Böhm-Bawerk, Fetter, and Mises, and explains interest from an Austrian approach.
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Can Central Banks Avoid Booms and Busts with the "Right" Amount of Money Creation?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/27/2019

Central banks contend they can avoid booms and busts by increasing the money supply the "correct" amount. They are bound to fail.

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Countries with "Free Tuition" Often Have Fewer College Graduates

Education

Blog04/26/2019

A higher education system with "free tuition" will need to control costs through larger class sizes, and lower-quality services.

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Can We Have a Reasonable Discussion About Vaccines?

Health

04/22/2019Audio/Video
Are public health concerns about unvaccinated children sufficient to trump individual liberty? Accad and Koka interview Dr. Niran Al-Aqba, a board-certified pediatrician in Washington State.
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Central Banks May be Enabling Unhealthy Corporate Buyouts

Rather than increase efficiency and profitability, corporate managers look for easy ways to increase their salaries through leveraged buyouts. And central banks have a key role in making this easier and more common.

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