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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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Capital and Interest in the Austrian Tradition, Part 2 of 3

Austrian Economics OverviewCapital and Interest Theory

04/19/2019Audio/Video
Bob continues his three-part series devoted to capital and interest theory in the tradition of the Austrian school.
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Counterfeiting Money Is a Crime — Whether Done by the Fed or A Private Individual

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/13/2019

The consequences of counterfeiting are the same regardless of who does it. The counterfeiters are exchanging nothing for something — thus stealing from those who create real value.

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