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WeWork's IPO Disaster and the Problem of Easy Money

The EntrepreneurFinancial Markets

Blog11/18/2019

When operating in an easy money regime, finding investments capable of providing reasonable returns becomes difficult to near impossible. Low risk vehicles are bid down to near-zero returns, pushing investors into ever riskier vehicles to generate enough return to cover objectives.

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Why Income Is an Important Concept in Economics

Income can be defined as how much one can consume without depleting capital. And it is a very important economic concept. Don't let economists tell you otherwise.

10/25/2019Power & Market
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What We Can Learn from Indian Tribes on Immigration

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog10/15/2019

If we grant that Indian tribes ought to be able to restrict membership (i.e., naturalization) for their own groups, on what principle can this be denied to other groups?

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Walter Block and William Barnett on Problems With the Hayekian Triangle

Capital and Interest Theory

10/10/2019Audio/Video
Block and Barnett on whether the Hayekian triangle—the popular device used to illustrate how artificially low interest rates lead to an unsustainable boom—can be salvaged or should be abandoned altogether.
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Wilhelm Roepke, RIP

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog10/10/2019

In the midst of moral and intellectual decay, Roepke was an inflexible harbinger of the return to reason, honesty and sound political practice.

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Why Congress Is Even Worse Than You Think

Big GovernmentLegal SystemStrategy

10/03/2019Audio/Video
Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop discuss the differences in how legislative bodies function, and look at what makes the Federal government so uniquely dangerous to liberty.
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What Economic Progress Means

Global EconomyWorld HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

10/01/2019Mises Daily Articles
The question is not whether economic progress makes people happy. Most mothers feel happier if their children survive, and most people feel happier without tuberculosis than with it.
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Why Government Can't Measure Your Happiness

Calculation and KnowledgePolitical Theory

09/19/2019Audio/Video
When a parent leaves the work force to focus on parenting, this shows up in government stats as lower employment and less consumer spending — suggesting a less productive economy. But that's not what's going on at all.
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