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Financial MarketsGlobal EconomySocialism
Many still to this day will not admit that the devastation witnessed in Venezuela is a problem inherent to socialism.
Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentGlobal Economy
The Eurozone's massive "green" policy plan has the EU facing high unemployment, stagnating growth, and energy bills of twice as much as seen in the US.
Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyU.S. Economy
It is challenging to see how governments can escape from their debt traps when interest rates rise above the levels currently forecasted.
Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks
Italy’s problems are yet to descend into a Greek-style crisis, but that is the direction of travel. And Italy is far more serious than Greece because of its sheer size.
It is easy to blame weakening global markets on Trump, but it would be dangerous to believe that's the real cause of the slowdown.
Global EconomyWorld History
Although hardly "free-market" in any doctrinaire way, the relatively free economy of Taiwan delivered immense growth in standards of living while many Chinese on the mainland starved.
Global EconomyMoney and Banks
It's government — not markets — that intervene to "stimulate" ever greater amounts of spending and consumption. A healthy market economy, meanwhile, relies on both saving and spending.
Argentina has all the ingredients to be a global leading economy, but current policy makes the country a promise that always disappoints.
The stage has been set for a global credit crisis. And the Eurozone is a time-bomb waiting to happen.
Bureaucracy and RegulationGlobal EconomyStrategy
It is encouraging to see the rise of a popular politician willing to use his platform to openly call out the dangers of Marxist ideology.