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How Cronyism is Hurting the Economy

featuring Jason Brennan on Jul 10, 2012

How do we stop crony capitalism and collusion? Professor Jason Brennan argues that while it may seem paradoxical the best solution is to limit government power.

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Does Capitalism Exploit Workers?

featuring Matt Zwolinski on Jul 19, 2012

Prof. Matt Zwolinski explains why capitalism actually tends to protect workers’ interests.

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Business Cycles Explained: Austrian Theory

featuring Tyler Cowen on Jul 26, 2012

What is the central claim of Austrian Business Cycle Theory? Cowen boils down the Austrians’ boom-bust explanation.

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Interest Rates in Austrian Theory

featuring Tyler Cowen on Jul 26, 2012

How can we escape the business cycle? Austrians propose that we steer clear of inflation.

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Business Cycles Explained: Monetarist Theory

featuring Tyler Cowen on Jul 26, 2012

Moving to the world of Monetarism, Tyler Cowen introduces Milton Friedman and evaluates the case for creating monetary stability.

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Who Needs Economics When You Can Vote?

featuring Jason Brennan on Aug 2, 2012

Professor Jason Brennan explains why economic freedoms should matter as much as political freedoms.

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Is Capitalism “Pro-Business?”

featuring Steven Horwitz on Aug 7, 2012

Professor Steve Horwitz advocates for free market economic policy. He refutes the often recited claim that “What is good for General Motors is good for America.”

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U.S. Prison Population: The Largest in the World

featuring Daniel J. D'Amico on Aug 21, 2012

According to Prof. Daniel J. D’Amico, a free country should not have 1.6 million people in prison, and a fiscally responsible country cannot afford to.

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Should Majorities Decide Everything?

featuring Michael C. Munger on Sep 6, 2012

Professor Munger warns that individual protections are slowly being stripped away as American courts fail to recognize the limits of majority rule.

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Should We End the Federal Reserve?

featuring Lawrence H. White on Sep 17, 2012

Professor White concludes that the Federal Reserve is not necessary. Evidence shows that nations can survive without a central bank.