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Daniel Lacalle

Daniel Lacalle, PhD, economist and fund manager, is the author of the bestselling books Freedom or Equality (2020), Escape from the Central Bank Trap (2017), The Energy World Is Flat​ (2015), and Life in the Financial Markets (2014).

He is a professor of global economy at IE Business School in Madrid.

Ranked as one of the top twenty most influential economists in the world in 2016 and 2017 by Richtopia, he holds the CIIA financial analyst title, with a postgraduate degree in higher business studies and a master’s degree in economic investigation. He is a member of the advisory board of the Rafael del Pino Foundation and Commissioner of the Community of Madrid in London.

Lacalle is a regular collaborator with CNBC, Bloomberg TV, BBC, Hedgeye, Seeking Alpha, Business Insider, Mises Institute, and the Epoch Times as well as an occasional consultant for the World Economic Forum, Focus Economics, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other major news publications around the world.

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Commodities Do Not Cause Inflation. Money Printing Does.

Money and Banks


Some blame high prices, wages, the Ukraine war, or the weak recovery. The fact is currency destruction is at the heart of generalized price rises everywhere.

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European Environmentalists Have Made Energy Independence Impossible

The Environment


Europe wants cheap and abundant energy, but politicians demonize nuclear, gas, and oil. All the interventionist proposals that are put forward by European politicians entail a higher cost for long-suffering consumers.

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Why Saudi Arabia Won't Abandon Dollars for Yuan

Money and Banks


Saudi Arabia could flee to gold or cryptocurrencies to escape the money-printing machine, but it won't replace the US dollar with an inferior fiat currency.

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The Steep Cost of Sanctions for Europe and Russia

War and Foreign Policy


The Ukraine crisis arrives in the middle of an evident slowdown of the largest economies after the placebo effect of massive stimulus plans has already worn off.

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Biden's "Historic Growth" Is No Such Thing

02/15/2022Mises Media
Real wages are going down. Debt is skyrocketing. The economy has only partly recovered from an economic disaster. This isn't the "historic growth" Joe Biden wants you to think it is.
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