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L. Carlos Lara and Dr. Robert P. Murphy discuss market news and trends from an Austrian Economics perspective.

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L. Carlos Lara and Dr. Robert P. Murphy discuss market news and trends from an Austrian Economics perspective.

    Episode 78: On the Fed’s Emergency Actions to Stem Coronavirus Panic

    Episode 78: On the Fed’s Emergency Actions to Stem Coronavirus Panic

    Carlos and Bob critically assess the Fed's $1.5 trillion repo operations, allegedly designed to stem market panic over the coronavirus. Bob observes that even Walter Bagehot's famous dictum said central banks should lend freely *at a high rate of discount*.



    Mentioned in this episode and other links of interest:



    Carlos and Bob's September 2016 presentation, "How to Weather the Coming Financial Storms."

    The documentary This Is Nelson Nash.

    Bob’s new series for the Mises Institute, Understanding Money Mechanics.

    Carlos and Bob’s book, How Privatized Banking Really Works.

    Bob's analysis of the Fed's latest emergency repo operations.



    The audio production for this episode was provided by Podsworth Media.

    • 32 min
    Episode 77: The 2020 IBC Think Tank and Outlook for the Future

    Episode 77: The 2020 IBC Think Tank and Outlook for the Future

    Carlos and Bob end their hiatus and return to the airwaves, fresh from the 2020 IBC Think Tank in Birmingham. They summarize the talks they gave at the event, including some exciting news about the Nelson Nash Institute's forthcoming project.



    Mentioned in this episode:



    The CBO's 2019 Long Term Budget Outlook.

    The documentary This Is Nelson Nash.

    Bob's new series for the Mises Institute, Understanding Money Mechanics.

    Carlos and Bob's book, How Privatized Banking Really Works.



    The audio production for this episode was provided by Podsworth Media.

    • 33 min
    Episode 76: The Trump Tax Reform’s Impact on Charitable Giving, And Beto’s Threat to Churches

    Episode 76: The Trump Tax Reform’s Impact on Charitable Giving, And Beto’s Threat to Churches

    Bob and Carlos discuss the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act's impact--especially because of the boost in the standard deduction--on incentives to make charitable contributions. Then they discuss Beto O'Rourke's pledge to remove the tax exempt status of churches and other organizations that don't endorse gay marriage.



    Mentioned in this episode:



    AEI's Alex Brill's report on how the 2017 tax reform will reduce the incentives for charitable giving.

    GivingUSA's report on charitable giving in 2018.

    Scott Sumner very upset that the 2017 tax reform retained the deductibility of employer-provided health insurance.

    The YouTube video of Beto O'Rourke.



    The audio production for this episode was provided by Podsworth Media.

    • 33 min
    Episode 75: The Psychology and Economics of Recurring Financial Crashes

    Episode 75: The Psychology and Economics of Recurring Financial Crashes

    As the U.S. authorities once again pivot to begin another round of cheap credit, Carlos and Bob reflect on the deception--both deliberate and unwitting--involved. Part of the problem is that younger investors haven't lived through a crash, but even the old timers are caught flat-footed if they think past crashes were an "act of God." This is why it's so important to learn Austrian economics.



    Mentioned in this episode:



    Carlos and Bob's video, "How to Weather the Coming Financial Storms."



    The audio production for this episode was provided by Podsworth Media.

    • 38 min
    Episode 74: Carlos Lara Explains His Absence, and How He’s Back in the Saddle

    Episode 74: Carlos Lara Explains His Absence, and How He’s Back in the Saddle

    Bob and Carlos return from their summer hiatus to bring listeners up to speed. Carlos had a medical issue that occurred in June, which he explains in the episode. After describing what happened, Carlos ties his experience to the broader condition of medical care in the United States: it's top-notch, but very expensive.



    Mentioned in this episode:



    Bob's post on the inverted yield curve.

    How to subscribe to the Lara-Murphy Report.



    The audio production for this episode was provided by Podsworth Media.

    • 40 min
    Episode 73: Dr. Keith Smith Tells Doctors and Patients How to Secede From the Broken Health Care and Insurance System

    Episode 73: Dr. Keith Smith Tells Doctors and Patients How to Secede From the Broken Health Care and Insurance System

    While this was an interview Murphy conducted on his own podcast, it is relevant to Lara-Murphy Show listeners. Keith Smith is an anesthesiologist and founder of the Oklahoma Surgery Center and the Free Market Medical Association. His group is doing for health care what the Nelson Nash Institute is doing for the financial sector.



    Mentioned in this episode:



    The Bob Murphy Show, ep 37 (with links to items discussed in the episode).

    The Surgery Center of Oklahoma.



    The audio production for this episode was provided by Podsworth Media.

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