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September 21, 2019

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.

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September 9, 2019

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.

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June 12, 2019

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.

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June 8, 2019

Bob asks Carlos to elaborate on the changing estate tax laws and how that could affect long-term planning, even with the excellent tax advantages of IBC.

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May 2, 2019

Bob asks Carlos to discuss his April 2019 article for the Lara-Murphy Report. Carlos explains how “shadow banking” has become the dominant source of mortgage lending in the United States. He explains this trend and its implications for real estate investors.

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April 11, 2019

Carlos and Bob finish their 3-part series explaining Austrian economics and IBC specifically for the business owner. The series is tied to the upcoming IBC Business Owner Seminar to be held on May 10, 2019, in Nashville, TN. In this episode, they discuss Carlos’ typical approach to helping a business in distress. They also discuss Carlos’ research on the Dodd-Frank Act and whether the revisions under the Trump Administration affect Carlos’ warnings about a “bail-in” during the next crash.

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April 8, 2019

Carlos and Bob continue with their 3-part series explaining Austrian economics and IBC specifically for the business owner. The series is tied to the upcoming IBC Business Owner Seminar to be held on May 10, 2019, in Nashville, TN. In this episode, Bob explains the significance of the inverted yield curve, and ties it to standard Austrian business cycle theory. Carlos explains why the business owner would typically want to own an IBC policy in his or her own name, rather than being owned by the company.

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March 29, 2019

Carlos and Bob begin a 3-part series explaining Austrian economics and IBC specifically for the business owner. The series is tied to the upcoming IBC Business Owner Seminar to be held on May 10, 2019, in Nashville, TN. In this episode, Bob and Carlos discuss the Fed’s recent guidance on its bond roll off schedule. They also explain entrepreneurship in the Austrian vision (with reference to Bob’s recent interview of Peter Klein), and Carlos relays statistics on business ownership in the US.

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  • The IBC Business Owner Seminar on May 10, 2019, in Nashville.
  • CNBC article summarizing the Fed’s announcement about its bond roll off.
  • Episode 23 of the Bob Murphy Show, featuring Peter Klein and his work on entrepreneurship in the Austrian tradition.

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March 4, 2019

Carlos and Bob discuss the economic outlook for 2019, from the perspective of Austrian business cycle theory. The yield curve is close to inverting, and if it continues we should expect a recession by the end of 2019 or, failing that, almost certainly in 2020. There are two types of Fed tightening during this recovery, namely interest rate hikes and a rolloff of the Fed’s bonds. Powell can’t indefinitely postpone the bond rolloff because as interest rates rise, the Fed is paying ever more billions in interest to the commercial banks.

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January 28, 2019

Carlos and Bob discuss the Fed’s actions with interest rates and its balance sheet, and how they are behind the recent stock market volatility. They also use media reports to get inside the minds of Bernanke, Yellen, and Powell.

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