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Abolish the Federal Death Penalty

Legal System

Blog08/13/2019

Federal criminal prosecutions ought to be abolished and left to the states. But until that happens, abolishing the federal death penalty is a good place to start.

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Why the Dollar Rules the World — And Why Its Reign Could End

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/13/2019

The US dollar came to rule the world in the wake of two world wars. But back then, the dollar's hegemony was based on a solid foundation of savings and capital accumulation. But today, the dollar's growth is based on huge piles of debt.

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Patrick Newman Cracks the Code to Publish a New Rothbard Manuscript

U.S. History

08/12/2019Audio/Video
Economist Patrick Newman relays his adventurous tale of deciphering Murray Rothbard’s handwritten manuscript on early American history.
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With Europe's Economy Slowing, Can Eurocrats Afford to Play Hardball on Brexit?

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/10/2019

For Brussels, giving in on Brexit encourages rebellion from disaffected populations in other member states, but do they really have a choice? 

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Bob Explains the Highlights of His New QJAE Article on Fractional Reserve Banking

Business CyclesMonetary TheoryMoney and BankingMoney Supply

08/08/2019Audio/Video
Bob shows why Ludwig von Mises thought any issuance of fiduciary media caused the boom-bust cycle.
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The Econ Establishment Teams Up To Denounce Judy Shelton

The FedU.S. EconomyMonetary Theory

Blog08/08/2019

Shelton has been condemned by "experts" from both sides, but anybody who would liken the Fed to the Soviet central planners is an independent thinker worth considering.

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Economist Ben Powell Reports on His Worldwide Tour of Socialist Countries

Global EconomyOther Schools of Thought

08/06/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and Ben Powell discuss Ben's newly-released book Socialism Sucks , co-authored with Robert Lawson.
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Can Boris Turn a Hard Brexit Into a Tax Cut?

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog08/06/2019

The establishment media are still wrong-footed on Brexit. Johnson's hardball approach could be a big win for the UK.

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