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Understanding Money Mechanics: A Crash Course on the Fed

The Fed

Blog01/15/2020

Economist Robert Murphy lays out the purpose and structure of his upcoming book Understanding Money Mechanics, a guide to the Federal Reserve System that is a must-read for laymen. It will be released as a bimonthly serial on the Mises Wire and then published as a book.

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Understanding Money Mechanics

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and BanksU.S. Economy

01/02/2020Audio/Video
Dr. Bob Murphy introduces an upcoming e-book on the mechanics of the Fed.
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Understanding Elizabeth Warren's "Radical" Wealth Tax

Big GovernmentTaxes and Spending

Blog12/03/2019

Elizabeth Warren’s proposed wealth taxes will have devastating consequences on capital formation, and will encourage investors to hold riskier assets than they otherwise would have.

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Unions and Protectionism, Not Free Trade, Doomed the Rust Belt

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog10/18/2019

In the second half of the twentieth century, pro-union and anti-trade policies led to a Rust Belt that became uncompetitive, costly, and unable to cope with reality. More protectionism won't save the region now.

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Using World War I to Prove the Incompetence of State Militaries

StrategyWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

09/12/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy uses examples from Dan Carlin’s amazing podcast, Hardcore History , to illustrate the flaws with state-provided military services.
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US Immigration Enforcement: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

ImmigrationLegal System

Blog07/10/2019

"Here's the problem. If you give government a job to do, even one that seems justified in the abstract, it will use its power to make a terrible mess in practice."

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US Will Increase Pressure on Hong Kong In An Attempt to Cripple China's Growing Tech Influence

Global Economy

Blog05/10/2019

Huawei’s 5G global ambitions, coupled with the global trade effort known as the "Belt and Road Initiative" means the US government is motivated to undermine Hong Kong's monetary stability.

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US Sanctions Against Venezuela Will Hurt Americans

War and Foreign Policy

Blog09/18/2017
Sanctions against foreign nations are ultimately built upon restricting the freedom of Americans.
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