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Missouri Tells the Feds: We Won’t Enforce Your Gun Laws

On June 12, Missouri governor Mike Parson signed HB 85, the “Second Amendment Preservation Act” recently approved by the state’s legislature. The new law is designed to prevent state and local law enforcement from enforcing federal laws regulating private ownership of firearms. The act Declares that all federal acts, laws, executive orders, administrative orders, court […]

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Medical Staffing and the Revolutionary Innovations We Need

A new world of medical entrepreneurship is growing. Concierge and cash-only practices, walk-in cash clinics, medical tourism, and cost-sharing plans are just a few of the ways free-market approaches are changing the landscape. Our expert speakers will discuss several of these developments, and more. Recorded in Salem, New Hampshire, on June 17, 2021.

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Can Economics Save Medicine?

A new world of medical entrepreneurship is growing. Concierge and cash-only practices, walk-in cash clinics, medical tourism, and cost-sharing plans are just a few of the ways free-market approaches are changing the landscape. Our expert speakers will discuss several of these developments, and more. Recorded in Salem, New Hampshire, on June 17, 2021.

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Explaining Malinvestment and Overinvestment

Mainstream macroeconomists may—and do—disagree with such an assessment, but Austrian macroeconomists rightly consider the Misesian/Hayekian1 theory of the business cycle to be one of the signal achievements of the entire Austrian School of thought. This Austrian business cycle theory (ABCT) offers a unique perspective on the destructive array of private sector incentives created by central […]

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Central Banks See No Way out of the Low Interest Rate Trap

Since the 1980s, slower economic growth in the industrial countries has been accompanied by declining interest rates. They have even turned negative in more recent years. At the same time, investment, productivity, and real GDP growth all have slowed. Recession caused by lockdowns of the economy to fight the corona pandemic in 2020/21 has accelerated […]

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Why Joe Biden Is Keeping the Cap on SALT Deductions

When the Trump administration pushed capping the federal tax deduction for state and local taxes (SALT), the plan was billed as a way to punish Democrats in high-tax states. But the move also increased federal revenues by as much as $100 billion. Now the Biden administration is showing little enthusiasm for undoing Trump’s cap. The […]

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The Ratification Debate: A Standing Army vs. the Militias

[This passage is excerpted from Murray N. Rothbard’s Conceived in Liberty, vol. 5, The New Republic: 1784–1791.]  One of the most important aspects of the proposed Constitution was its authorization for a permanent national standing army, a striking contrast to the simple reserve constituting the state militia. The standing army was a particular objection of the Antifederalists, […]

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Why the Regime’s Regulatory Power Is a Standing Threat to America

Whenever some foreign regime that is independent of the U.S. Empire goes after dissenters, U.S. officials trot out the First Amendment to show how different the United States is. Here, people are free to criticize government officials without fear of being put in jail or otherwise punished for exercising their free speech rights, they proudly […]

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Critical Race Theory and Our Weaponized Schools

Government schools have always been tools of the regime for teaching state-approved ideology and culture. The rise of critical race theory is just the latest phase for America’s public schools system. Be sure to follow Radio Rothbard at Mises.org/RadioRothbard.

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Mortgage Companies Cash in on Pandemic Relief

The nation’s billionaires are catching plenty of grief for profiting from the pandemic. All they are guilty of is providing services people wish to pay for. Nothing wrong with that. Then there are the mortgage companies. It turns out they are turning a good profit off Uncle Sam’s forced forbearance plan.  Ben Eisen writes for the […]