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The Return of Hyperinflation in Zimbabwe

Money and BanksInterventionismPrivate Property

Blog10/09/2019

As Zimbabwe's economy worsens, its government now insists residents start using easily-inflated local currency again. This is sowing the seed of another devastating episode of hyperinflation.

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Tough Questions for Conservatives

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

10/09/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy asks a series of tough (but fair, he hopes) questions for conservatives, ranging from tariffs to impeachment to drug prohibition.
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Taking a Stand for "the People" Usually Means Hurting Actual People

Bureaucracy and RegulationProtectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog10/08/2019

Tucker Carlson insists that capitalism is just a "tool" that governments can regulate and manipulate so as to better serve "the people." In practice, this just means one group of "the people" uses government policy to enrich themselves at the expense of others.

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Nicolas Cachanosky on Improving Austrian Business Cycle Theory

The FedBusiness Cycles

10/07/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and Nicolas Cachanosky discuss Austrian Business Cycle Theory, the dispute over Fractional Reserve Banking, and how the Federal Reserve broke monetary policy.
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Homicides in the US Fall for Second Year as Murder Rate Drops in 38 States

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog10/07/2019

In spite of the fact we are told the US is in the grip of a gun violence crisis, new FBI data shows murder rates dropped for the second year in 2018, falling back near 50-year lows.

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The Economics of Prison Gangs

Blog10/05/2019

As the US prison population grew, prisoners turned to larger organizations — such as prison gangs — to provide services and maintain order in prisons.

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No, Capitalism Doesn’t Threaten Humanity

Big GovernmentThe EntrepreneurFree Markets

Blog10/04/2019

Anti-capitalist promoters of "climate justice" ignore all of the evidence of capitalism’s benefits staring us in the face.

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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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