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Italy’s Problem Is Not The Euro, It’s Political Spending

Big GovernmentFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog10/17/2018

Blaming the euro will not save Italy. Italy’s problem is political spending — the same problem that this new budget is going to greatly increase.

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Understanding "Brazil’s Donald Trump"

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog10/15/2018

As they did with Trump, the media categorizes Brazil's Bolsonaro as a “hateful” candidate, but it never tries to take a serious look at how Brazilians have suffered under leftist regimes.

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The Myth of Synchronized Growth and the Era of Secular Stagnation

The FedFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog10/13/2018

We have been hearing from central banks that we were living in a synchronized growth territory. Well, it wasn’t the case.

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The Buffoons at Oxfam Believe it's Better to be Poor in Afghanistan than Singapore

Global EconomyPoverty

Blog10/12/2018

The last thing the left wants is for people to understand that poor nations only become rich nations with free markets and small government.

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Augusto, Milton, and Me: Reflections on a Trip to Chile

Global Economy

Blog10/09/2018

Chile would be even better off today had it adopted Mises-style laissez-faire over Milton Friedman's monetarism. But even a Friedmanian regime is far superior to the Keynesian economies that have ruined Argentina and Brazil.

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China's Yuan Devaluation Is a Big Mistake

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/29/2018

China’s stealth devaluation is not making the country more competitive, it is making household and corporate debt riskier as the purchasing power of the yuan is diminished.

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Ready for Some Good News?

Global Economy

Blog09/20/2018

We're clearly better off than our grandparents in many ways. But now we have to be sure not destroy the progress that's been made.

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In Socialist Venezuela the Poor Starve to Death While the Politically Powerful Feast

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomySocialism

Blog09/20/2018

While the outrage over Maduro’s dinner with "Salt Bae" is well deserved, it's just a taste of how socialism actually operates in the real world. 

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The Question of Jackson Hole: Will the Fed Bail Out the World?

The FedGlobal EconomyBusiness Cycles

Blog08/31/2018

Emerging economies should not bet on the Fed to bail them out, but begin to solve their serious imbalances without expecting monetary miracles.

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The Pundits Still Don’t Understand Venezuela

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog08/25/2018

The rot that Hugo Chávez spread throughout Venezuela had been put into place decades earlier by the creation of a seemingly benign welfare state.

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