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Free to Exchange: Civil War and The Great Depression

‘How did the Civil War expand the government’s power? What helped get us out of The Great Depression? We ask these questions and more on this episode of Free to Exchange. Featuring Jeffery Hummel, Ph.D. and Robert Higgs, Ph.D.‘

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Robert Higgs Interview: Anemic Recovery, Regulation and Taxation

‘Robert Higgs discusses our most recent economic recovery and some thoughts on how Keynesians explain events in American economic history. Higgs is author of the new book, Taking a Stand.‘ The podcast can be found here.

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Political Economy Quote of the Week for 20150914

“The idea that Americans in general cherish their liberty is one of the most outrageous myths perpetrated during the past century. Any love expressed for liberty, in the great majority of cases in the USA, is pure hot air, all … Continue reading

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Robert Higgs on Another Problem of Using Aggregate Economic Data

From the Facebook page of Robert Higgs: ‘Among the many problems with using expenditure data to compare standards of living across different countries is the incomparability of their climates. For example, many people in temperate-zone countries, not to mention places … Continue reading

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The Tom Woods Show: Episode 435 – Why Has the Economic Recovery Been So Sluggish?

In this episode of The Tom Woods Show, Woods speaks with Wolf von Laer about how Robert Higgs’ idea of regime uncertainty explains the slow recovery from the depths of the 2008 economic crisis. As always, additional information is available … Continue reading

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Political Economy Quote of the Week for 20150629

“My message to all those who carry out or support the so-called War on Drugs: You have qualified yourself to go straight to hell. You are without a shred of humanity or decency. Terrorizing, imprisoning, and murdering people for possessing … Continue reading

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Robert Higgs on the United Police State of America

‘The police are the state’s palace guards; they are not the public’s protectors. Until people face this fact squarely, all attempts to rein in the cops will prove unavailing. Ultimately, the police are brutal because a large element of the … Continue reading

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