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Scott Horton Discusses Who’s to Blame in Venezuela, and Explains the Carnage in the Middle East

05/24/2019Audio/Video
Scott Horton returns to the podcast to share his wealth of knowledge on a variety of topics—including his unhappiness with Bob's recent episode on Ilhan Omar.
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Why Single-Payer Healthcare Is So Bad

HealthTaxes and Spending

05/24/2019Audio/Video
Compared to other types of universal healthcare systems, what we call "single-payer" healthcare is possibly the worst of all.
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End Federal Control of Tribal Lands

05/22/2019Power & Market

Granting greater sovereignty to Indian reservations could have benefits for Americans both inside and outside the reservation borders.

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Money Supply Growth Inches up From March's 12-Year Low

Money Supply

Blog05/22/2019

In April, year-over-year growth in the money supply was at 1.99 percent. That was up slightly from March's growth rate of 1.92 percent, but was well down from April 2018's rate of 4.32 percent.

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Harvard Astronomy Chair Avi Loeb Explains the Physics of Black Holes

05/20/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy interviews Avi Loeb, the Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science and Chair of the Astronomy Department at Harvard, and founding Director of the Black Hole Initiative.
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MMT "Qualifies as the Financial Equivalent to Weapons of Mass Destruction"

05/20/2019Power & Market

MMT is presently one of the most dangerous economic ideas out there, and should consequently attract our utmost attention.

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3 Modern Arguments for Tariffs, Debunked

Blog05/18/2019

Even the more "subtle" or "nuanced" arguments for tariffs smack of the same old mercantilist arguments that have been refuted by economists going back to Adam Smith.

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How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

Money and Banks

Blog05/18/2019

Central banks' efforts to artificially stabilize interest rates encourages greater risk-taking by banks, and contributes to instability in the banking sector.

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