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Desocialization of Taxes: A Taxation System Proposal for Venezuela

Global EconomyStrategyTaxes and Spending

10/04/2019Audio/Video
Rafael Acevedo presents during the "Comparative Economics" session at the 2019 Libertarian Scholars Conference in New York City.
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Do We Need More Savings Before We Can Have More Lending?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/26/2019

In a true market — i.e., without a central bank — banks are intermediaries of real savings in their lending activities, thus promoting genuine and real economic growth.

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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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De-Dollarization: Europe Joins the Party

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

The US dollar continues to enjoy the confidence of markets, governments, and central banks. But faith in the US dollar is weakening, and many are trying to help the process along.

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Don't Give Politicians Credit for a Growing Economy

U.S. Economy

Blog09/10/2019

When politicians say "you never had it so good" they're taking credit for something they didn't do. In truth, what economic prosperity we have is due to private savers and entrepreneurs making economic progress possible.

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Democrats and Republicans Team Up to Send Federal Spending to New All-Time Highs

Spending has gone up relentlessly since Republicans gained control of both the White House in Congress in 2016. The Democratic takeover of the House has, not surprisingly, done nothing to stop the spending juggernaut.

09/06/2019Power & Market
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Do Consumers Know What's Best for Them?

Value and Exchange

Blog08/31/2019

The free-market doctrine does not rest on an assumption that consumers make wise choices. Like the mythical “economic man,” the Perfectly Wise Individual is a straw man created by the critics of the theory.

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Does the Boom-Bust Cycle Ever Result from Commodity Money?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/26/2019

Would it be possible for the boom-bust cycle to emerge in the free market economy where the central bank does not exist and where gold is money?

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