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Can the Stock Market Protect Wealth Better Than Gold and Silver?

InflationGlobal EconomyStrategy

Blog10/02/2020

Trying to stay ahead of the government printing press is the modern citizen’s constant worry.

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What the Trade Balance Means for a Currency's Purchasing Power

Global EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog09/15/2020

Since the trade balance has nothing to do as such with either the supply of money or the demand for money, we can conclude that trade balances do not determine the purchasing power of money of respective countries.

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The US Dollar Collapse Is Greatly Exaggerated

Financial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog09/14/2020

The United States currency has only really weakened relative to the yen and the euro, but that depends on optimistic expectations of a European and Japanese economic recovery.

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Mexico’s Unexpected Fiscal Sanity

Global EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog08/24/2020

President López Obrador of Mexico has surprisingly been a voice of fiscal sanity, refusing to embrace the sorts of enormous stimulus packages that are now so popular worldwide.

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The Global Jobless Recovery

Global EconomyLabor and Wages

Blog08/22/2020

So far, the United States is leading Europe in employment improvement, but the full recovery is extremely far away.

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A Brief History of the Gold Standard, with a Focus on the United States

Global EconomyU.S. HistoryGold Standard

Blog08/14/2020

Arguments over the gold standard are not merely technical disagreements. Rather, the gold standard often serves as a proxy for “sound money,” which was a central element in the classical liberal tradition of limiting government’s ability to wreak havoc on society.

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GDP, Free Trade, and Prosperity

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog07/23/2020

GDP is not a useful measure of the material prosperity of a nation, and the way GDP is measured tends to hide the benefits of free trade.

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The World Is Drowning in Debt

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog07/21/2020

Debt is neither free nor irrelevant, as interventionists want us to believe, even if interest rates are low. More debt means less growth and a slower exit from the crisis, with lower productivity growth and a tepid employment improvement. 

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Europe's Bailouts Risk a Full-Blown Financial Crisis

Global EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog07/06/2020

Euro governments are planning to use the banking system for widespread bailouts in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdowns. This could bring about a new financial crisis.

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The COVID Crisis Supercharged the War on Cash

Global EconomyMonetary PolicyMoney and Banks

Blog06/30/2020

The COVID panic gave the world's regimes a new reason to claim that physical cash should be outlawed. But this is just one of many strategies now in play to end the relative privacy and freedom cash provides.

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