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Posted: Sat. April 29, 2023, 4:10pm PT

Senior Fellow Steve Hanke believes that those calling for the end of U.S. dollar hegemony may have to wait a very long time, for reasons he outlines in this interview. Steve also gives his views on the war in Ukraine and what the real purpose behind it is, and his forecast for the economy a potential deep recession.

Posted: Fri. April 28, 2023, 9:57am PT

Mary L. G. Theroux interviews Senior Fellow Christopher Coyne on his new book, In Search of Monsters to Destroy. They discuss his intellectual journey, the shift in America’s culture post 9/11, preemptive war, the loss of liberty and security at home resulting from such wars, and the viability of a path to peace without a deep state.

Posted: Thu. April 20, 2023, 3:44pm PT

“Nobody is above the law.” That’s a proper American sentiment. How does New York’s 34-count indictment against Donald Trump measure up to it? On another legal front, should Congress ban TikTok? And what are we to make of the revelation that at least one FBI field office set out to create a spy network within Catholic churches?

Posted: Mon. April 17, 2023, 12:56pm PT

With commercial banks exposed by the recent bailouts, Americans question whether “their money” is truly safe despite the promises of FDIC insurance. Jeff Deist and Independent Institute Research Fellow Robert Murphy walk through the mechanics of how a full reserve bank could work in a truly free market based on the concepts and taxonomy of Mises’s Theory of Money and Credit.

Posted: Mon. April 17, 2023, 12:52pm PT

Jeff Deist and Independent Institute Research Fellow Robert Murphy discuss the extraordinary actions by the Fed to address the meltdown of Silicon Valley Bank. Did the central bank break the law by effectively authorizing unsecured loans to banks based on the face value—rather than significantly lower market value—of those banks’ Treasury holdings?

Posted: Fri. April 14, 2023, 9:53pm PT

Dr. Atlas talks with Brown University economist and social scientist Dr. Glenn Loury about race, cancel culture, and where the country goes from here.

Posted: Wed. April 12, 2023, 4:14pm PT

March CPI data was released on Wednesday, April 12, and inflation in the U.S. has declined to 5%. Steve Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics explains why inflation has been coming down and will continue to edge lower.

Posted: Wed. April 12, 2023, 9:42am PT

Sr. Fellow Judy Shelton is interviewed on Fox Business Network's Making Money with Charles Payne. She discusses the failure of Silicon Valley Bank and says the Federal Reserve has its own problems so it's not surprising oversight of Silicon Valley Bank was lax. She also gives her opinion of what the Fed should do now about interest rates.