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Does Milton Friedman's "Plucking Model" Refute Austrian Business Cycle Theory?

Blog11/06/2019

Noah Smith's Bloomberg column praises Milton Friedman's "plucking model" of recessions, where the severity of a bust is connected to the strength of the following recovery. Does this refute Mises' BOOM-BUST theory?

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Do IP Laws Promote Innovation? Empirical Evidence Suggests the Opposite.

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog11/01/2019

Proponents claim intellectual property laws are necessary to promote scientific and artistic innovation. Empirical evidence suggests the opposite is true. 

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Dave Smith One-on-One with Jeff Deist

Jeff Deist and Dave Smith discuss D.C., Ancapistan, the future of religion in western society, and the Federal Reserve.
10/24/2019Power & Market
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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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