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Russell Lamberti

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Russell Lamberti is founder of investment advisory firm ETM Macro Advisors. He is the co-author of When Money Destroys Nations, a book about Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation crisis. He lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

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South Africa’s Race-Based Socialism

The net effects of the regime's economic planning is wealth destruction and perpetuation of chronic, widespread poverty. South Africa’s per capita GDP, at around $6,000 in 2019, has not increased in inflation-adjusted terms in a quarter-century.

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Say's Law: The Antidote to Countless Economic Fallacies

Philosophy and MethodologyValue and Exchange

Say's Law essentially tells us that we produce in order to consume. Once we start thinking we can consume before we produce, we get into trouble.
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Inflation: It’s a Wealth Redistribution Scheme

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking


When new money is made, it helps those who get the new money first (usually the wealthy) — at the expense of those who get it later (the poor).

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Greece’s Biggest Problem Is Its Anti-Capitalist Culture

Global EconomyInterventionismMoney and Banking

07/08/2015Mises Daily Articles
Like Argentina and Venezuela, Greece's economy is plagued not just by institutional problems, but by a pervasive anti-capitalism that continually cripples the ability of individual Greeks to build wealth and a solid economy.
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Getting Interest Rates Right (Is a Job For Markets)

Money and BanksMoney and BankingPrices

12/04/2014Mises Daily Articles
Interest rates are like prices, and the state should not regulate interest rates any more than it should regulate the price of soda. Regulation will lead to overuse of resources, shortages, and distorted markets.
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