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An IBC Tax Strategy Part I

By L. Carlos Lara [Reprinted from the January 2017 edition of the Lara-Murphy-Report, LMR] It’s been said that people would rather die than think. But I am going to see if I can incentivize you do just that by showing […]

Fish Are the Last to Notice the Water

by Paul Rosenberg I ran into this phrase in a physics lecture, of all places, and knew it would be the title of my next article. And this is generally a true statement. Those who are immersed in something… who […]

The US Is Not “One Nation” — And it Never Was

by Ryan McMaken Patrick Buchanan is an informative and interesting writer. On foreign policy, especially, he’s long been one of the most reasonable voices among high-level American pundits. When it comes to cultural matters, however, Buchanan has long held to […]

Do You Know What a Nation Is?

On July 4, we celebrate something called the nation, but what is a nation? What is the source of our affections and loyalties? Do you have a clear understanding of your own belief? We all assume that we know the […]

Did Obamacare Really Save Lives?

by Robert P. Murphy One of the popular objections to the GOP proposals to reform health insurance markets is that the Affordable Care Act (aka “ObamaCare”) saved thousands of lives per year, and hence that tinkering with ObamaCare will literally […]

When Governments Tried to Ban Coffee

by Art Carden Calestous Juma’s excellent and entertaining Innovation and Its Enemies is an interesting tour through the histories of coffee, printing, margarine, farm machinery, transgenic crops, and other innovations that people have fought at various times. It reminded me […]

The Second American Independence Day that Almost Was

by Thomas DiLorenzo “Whether we remain in one confederacy, or form into Atlantic and Mississippi confederacies, I believe not very important to the happiness of either part. Those of the western confederacy will be as much our children & descendants […]

Why Bastiat Is As Relevant As Ever on His 216th Birthday

Today marks the 216th anniversary of the birth of the great French classical-liberal economist Frédéric Bastiat (born June 29, 1801) whom economist Joseph Schumpeter called the “most brilliant economic journalist who ever lived.” Celebrating Bastiat’s birthday has become an annual tradition at CD, […]

Why the NNI?

Carlos Lara and Robert P. Murphy At the February 2013 IBC Think Tank, the Infinite Banking Institute was launched. It was not a brand new entity, but instead it marked a more formalized structure through which Nelson Nash’s Infinite Banking […]