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Simon Wilson is a qualified wealth manager with a degree in economics and philosophy from the University of York in the United Kingdom. He currently resides in Peru where he teaches business in a British school.

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Government Debt Is Not Like Private Debt

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksTaxes and SpendingMoney and Banking

12/08/2015Mises Wire
Opponents of austerity have come out to denounce the idea that it’s bad for governments to borrow. They note that there are benefits to borrowing. The distinction they fail to make is that there’s a big difference between private borrowing and government borrowing.
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The World Bank Threatens Free Markets in Peru

The EntrepreneurGlobal EconomyEntrepreneurship

10/30/2015Mises Wire
Thanks to enterprising Peruvians who ignore the regulatory state, Peru continues to see growth in the standards of living of its citizens. Unfortunately, the global elites behind the World Bank are determined to regulate and "modernize" Peru until this entrepreneurial spirit is destroyed.
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Why the Greeks Should Repudiate Their Government’s Debt

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

09/09/2015Mises Wire
The Greek debt crisis is often framed as a matter of Greek debtors against German creditors. But it’s really a matter of Greek and German taxpayers being exploited by their own governments which are promising to pay debts with other people’s money.
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What’s Driving Bolivia’s Booming Economy

Global EconomyEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

07/02/2015Mises Daily Articles
Much of Bolivia's alleged socialist miracle relies on the commodity boom, but there is a real laissez-faire element behind the boom, too. Bolivian President Evo Morales is allowing Bolivia's small-businesses and informal economies to truly thrive and grow.
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Is Legal Tax Avoidance Extinct in the UK?

Legal SystemTaxes and Spending

04/16/2015Mises Daily Articles
Since 2010 with the "General Anti Abuse Rule," it's becoming increasingly illegal in the United Kingdom to even minimize one's tax bill through what were once considered to be uncontroversial financial planning techniques.
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