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Venezuela's Central Bank Admits the Country's Economy Is a Mess

05/30/2019Power & Market

Among the most striking of the statistics offered by the central bank was 2018's inflation rate of 130,060.2%.

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Every Law "Legislates Morality" — From Abortion to Minimum Wage

Blog05/30/2019

Virtually all laws involve "legislating morality." When people use this phrase they often really just mean "I want laws to back my version of morality, not yours."

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Even An-Caps Sometimes Give the State Too Much Credit

Political Theory

05/30/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy points out a common fallacy among even self-described anarcho-capitalists, when they blame a social problem on "too little government."
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The EU, Not Brexit, Killed British Steel

Blog05/29/2019

EU regulations greatly increased costs for British Steel, and eventually doomed the company. And British Steel would have become insolvent even if the Brits had never voted for Brexit.

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The US Supreme Court Is Right to Rule In Favor of Tribal Sovereignty

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog05/28/2019

In two recent cases, Neil Gorsuch joined the "liberal" wing of the Court to side with Indian tribes in enhancing tribal sovereignty. This is a good thing for limiting and decentralizing government power.

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The Risk of Trump's Trade War Is More Than Just Higher Prices

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog05/28/2019

It is the lethal combination of tariffs and the end of the expansionary phase of the credit cycle which should concern us.

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The Neo-Marxist Roots of Modern Monetary Theory

Blog05/27/2019

The thesis that “deficits don’t matter” does not begin with the English economist John Maynard Keynes, but with the much-less-known Polish economist Michal Kalecki.

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Mainstream Media's War on Julian Assange

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureWorld History

05/24/2019Audio/Video
The Bill of Rights doesn't mention that freedom of speech is restricted to a special class of establishment journalists. Freedom of speech is a universal property right, regardless of what the establishment-media gatekeepers say.
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