Dr. Mark Thornton joins Mises Weekends to explain the “business cycle” for what it really is: a series of booms (credit expansion) and busts (debt de-leveraging) engineered by central banks.
Learn economics from the Austrian School. The economics of the Austrian school are based on economic law and logical deductions. You won’t find breaking windows or digging ditches for the sake of it here.
Dr. Ron Paul joins Jeff Deist to talk about his decades as a congressman fighting the Fed, his efforts to legalize the use of gold and silver as untaxed currency, and his involvement with sound money initiatives in states like Arizona and Wyoming. Plus, Dr. Paul shares some great anecdotes about Reagan’s Gold Commission, Alan […]
by Hans Hermann-Hoppe This essay was originally published in The Free Market in April 1993. It’s true that the US health-care system is a mess, but this demonstrates not market but government failure. To cure the problem requires not different or more government regulations and bureaucracies, as self-serving politicians want us to believe, but the […]
A few upscale restaurants in the United States recently have ended the practice of tipping their wait staff, preferring a fixed labor cost method of compensation. This attempt to change this long-standing cultural practice presents a fascinating opportunity to explore a variety of economic concepts including principal-agent problems, gains-from-trade, price discrimination, and cultural institutions designed […]
Paging Donald Trump
The US criminal justice system is hopelessly broken, riddled with bad incentives and bad actors. In the wake of recent police shootings, Dr. Ed Stringham joins Jeff Deist to help us understand how and why private security firms could create vastly better outcomes for crime victims, society, and even perpetrators. This is a fascinating discussion […]
Arguments for a “rules based” Fed are gaining momentum on both the political Left and Right— and even among some libertarians. Would the adoption of ideas like NGDP targeting and the “Taylor Rule” really make make the Fed less dangerous? Would they be an improvement on the Fed’s current discretionary approach? Can monetary “rules” really […]
Hoppe debunks Marxism.
Dr. Williams explains why eliminating the bottom rungs from the job entry ladder may not be a good idea