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March 17, 2020

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*.

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February 29, 2020

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.

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November 4, 2019

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.

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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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