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The Real State of the Economy

U.S. Economy

10 hours agoAudio/Video
Bob Murphy on the current state of the U.S. economy.
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Money-Supply Growth Slows in January

Money Supply

Blog02/15/2019

In January, year-over-year growth in the money supply was at 3.3 percent. That was down from December's growth rate of 3.8 percent, but was up from January 2018's rate of 2.8 percent.

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Blue-State Migrants Probably Aren't Turning Your State Blue

U.S. History

Blog02/15/2019

Many states assumed to be "turning blue" actually get more migrants from red states than from blue states. It's also a bad idea to assume that everyone who moves from Illinois agrees with the median voter from Chicago.

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Americans Continue to Flee to Low-Tax States

Blog02/14/2019

Last year, on net, nearly 138,000 more people left California than moved into it from elsewhere in the US.

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Capitalism Doesn't Cause Consumerism — Governments Do

InterventionismPolitical Theory

02/14/2019Audio/Video
It's government — not markets — that intervene to "stimulate" ever greater amounts of spending and consumption. A healthy market economy, meanwhile, relies on both saving and spending.
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16. Joe Salerno on Economic Calculation, Fractional Reserve Banking, and Stories of Rothbard as White Knight

BiographiesMedia and Culture

02/13/2019Audio/Video
Dr. Salerno discusses his intellectual roots and scholarly work, as well as his funny adventures with Murray Rothbard.
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Don't Blame Capitalism for the Decline of the Extended Family

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog02/12/2019

People are not economic automatons who necessarily arrange their families in ways that advertisers and employers want them to.

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Capitalism as It Is and as It Is Seen by the Common Man

EducationFree MarketsMedia and Culture

Blog02/11/2019

Even in the heyday of liberalism only a few people had a full grasp of the functioning of the market economy. 

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