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Why They Keep Trying to Blame Capitalists for Slavery

U.S. History

Blog08/27/2019

The resurgent claim that the modern economy was built on slavery is yet another attempt to attack capitalism while also claiming "we are all to blame" for slavery. The slave owners of old tried a very similar tactic.

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Robby Soave: Breaking the Real Story on the Covington Students

Media and Culture

08/26/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and Robby Soave discuss the corporate media.
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Does the Boom-Bust Cycle Ever Result from Commodity Money?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/26/2019

Would it be possible for the boom-bust cycle to emerge in the free market economy where the central bank does not exist and where gold is money?

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Tom Woods Probes the Origin Story of Bob Murphy

Biographies

08/26/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy explains how he got into Austrian economics and libertarianism.
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The End of Marxian Exploitation Theory

SocialismHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog08/26/2019

Even Marx was forced to admit that workers were not being paid at subsistence levels, and that capitalism led to a rising standard of living for workers. So in order to save his theory, he redefined the concept of subsistence.

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What Adam Smith Missed in His Understanding of the Division of Labor

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsOther Schools of Thought

Blog08/26/2019

Population growth and specialization are not enough to make economies grow. The key ingredient is entrepreneurship.

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