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Dissecting Dave Chappelle’s New Netflix Special

Media and Culture

09/20/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy analyzes and critiques Dave Chappelle’s role as the court jester in “Sticks & Stones”.
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August Money-Supply Growth Rate Falls to 12-Year Low

Money Supply

Blog09/19/2019

The money supply growth rate fell in August, dropping to a 150-month low.  To find a lower growth rate, we need to go back to August 2007, when the rate was 1.59 percent.

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Why Government Can't Measure Your Happiness

Calculation and KnowledgePolitical Theory

09/19/2019Audio/Video
When a parent leaves the work force to focus on parenting, this shows up in government stats as lower employment and less consumer spending — suggesting a less productive economy. But that's not what's going on at all.
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3 Charts Showing Just How Boxed-in the Fed Is

Far from being in the midst of a robust "recovery," the patient — i.e., the US economy — is still incredibly weak, needing constant infusions of medicine to stave off a crisis in its circulation.
09/18/2019Power & Market
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Greenspan Expects the US to Embrace Negative Interest Rates. Here's Why That Would be "Catastrophic."

The FedMoney and BanksCapital and Interest Theory

Blog09/18/2019

Central banks’ economic models predict deeper negative rates are necessary in the event that a significant recession materializes. This would be a disaster.

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The UN's Climate Change Agenda is So Extreme Its Own Analysts Can't Defend It

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentGlobal Economy

Blog09/18/2019

This should be shocking to naïve citizens and those who assumed that “the science” must all support the UN’s temperature goals.

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Why the Government Can't Measure Income, Happiness, or Well-Being

Calculation and Knowledge

Blog09/17/2019

When a parent leaves the work force to focus on parenting, this shows up in government stats as lower employment and less consumer spending — suggesting a less productive economy. But that's not what's going on at all.

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Marsha Enright Warns That Vouchers Will Ruin Private Schools

Education

09/14/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and Marsha Enright discuss how education would work in a free society.
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