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Can Crypto Revive Swiss Banking?

Swiss WatchFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog11/07/2019

While some governments have sought to wage war against cryptocurrencies, Switzerland is striving to become a "crypto-nation." 

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Evidence-Based Economics: What the Doctor Ordered?

HealthPhilosophy and Methodology

11/06/2019Audio/Video
Peter Klein discusses “evidence-based economics” and the relative place of randomized trials in economics and medicine.
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Family Formation, Fertility, and Failure: A Literature Review on Price Increases and Their Impact on the Family Institution

Media and CultureMoney and Banks

11/06/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Inflation not only debases currency, but damages the family institution, eroding the quantity and quality of marriages while creating distortions in the decision-making processes of those hoping to establish families.
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The Feds Spend More on National-Debt Interest Than You Think

U.S. Economy

Blog11/06/2019

As the government continues to pile up trillion dollar deficits, when interest rates return to a historical norm, interest payments on the national debt may exceed payments to Social Security recipients.

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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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The IMF Wants the World to Embrace Sweden's Ineffective Carbon Tax

The EnvironmentGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog11/06/2019

Despite the IMF’s claims to the contrary, the case of Sweden actually shows that a political “solution” to climate change is ineffective.

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