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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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The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality

Media and CultureOther Schools of Thought

05/20/2019Audio/Video
Andy Duncan joins Jeff to review an overlooked classic by Mises: The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality.
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New Deal and Cold War: The Link of State Domination

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryOther Schools of Thought

05/20/2019Mises Daily Articles
One of the most brilliant and forceful attacks on Cold War foreign policy in the postwar era came from the pen of the veteran free-market publicist Garet Garrett, In his pamphlet "The Rise of Empire."
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The Balance-of-Payments Myth

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog05/20/2019

It is not "the US" that imports Japanese or Chinese electrical appliances, but an individual from the US, or a group of Americans. They import these appliances because they believe that a profit can be made. And governments ought not interfere in these transactions.

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Tariffs Are Attacks on Property Rights and Freedom

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog05/20/2019

Tariffs inflict harm on real people, empowering bureaucracy and the state, while destroying the rights of real-world entrepreneurs and consumers. Yet, some people claiming to support free markets are perfectly fine with this.

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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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