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Flattening the Curve or Flattening Bellies? Africa's COVID-19 Dilemma

InflationGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog04/14/2020

Africa is in no position to bring a halt to economic activity. Urban poverty and huge debts present an apparent choice between rampant disease and mass impoverishment.

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Life and Health Are at Stake as the Economy Grinds to a Halt

Global EconomyStrategy

Blog04/07/2020

The quality of the models being used by politicians to set COVID-19 policy is only as good as the data collected. Unfortunately, the data is not very good. Meanwhile, real costs arise from the ruined economy.

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Why the World Has a Dollar Shortage, Despite Massive Fed Action

The FedGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog03/31/2020

Can the US dollar lose its global reserve position? Sure it can, but not to a country that decides to commit the same monetary follies as the Fed. Most countries are trying to out-inflate the Fed. And that's good for the Fed.

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This Is Not a Recession—This Is a Government-Imposed Shutdown of the Private Sector

Economic FreedomGlobal Economy

Blog03/30/2020

We are about to enter a production slowdown—a collapse, really—not because some businesses miscalculated their investments, but because government intervened drastically and without warning to shut down all businesses.

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Governments Can't Fix This Economic Crisis They Caused

Global EconomyInterventionism

Blog03/27/2020

The US and the world will rise from this crisis. What the government has to do is allow it. The government is there to facilitate, not to pick winners and losers.

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The End of Civilization?

Global EconomyU.S. Economy

Even if the COVOID-19 virus turns out to be more severe than the skeptics give us reason to think it is, we can get through it. We cannot survive the end of the division of labor. It would be the finish of civilization as we know it.

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Diseases Are Bad. Government-Forced Shutdowns Are Often Worse.

Big GovernmentEconomic FreedomGlobal Economy

Blog03/24/2020

There is a reason to panic. But the panic should be over how governments—who know so very little about the virus that they have decided warrants destroying the global economy—will create many new threats to health and well-being through their policies.

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In Spain You Can't Use Your Own Back Yard. Police Make Sure of It.

Big GovernmentGlobal Economy

Blog03/23/2020

Philipp Bagus reports from Spain: when people are frightened enough, they'll let the state do pretty much anything.

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The Global Economy Won't Bounce Back Soon

Global Economy

Blog03/19/2020

It is very likely that the shutdown of major developed economies will be followed by a shutdown of emerging markets, creating a supply shock as we have not seen in decades.

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After Brexit, the Timing of the Coronavirus Couldn't Be Worse for EU Bureaucrats

Bureaucracy and RegulationGlobal Economy

Blog03/18/2020

Eurocrats might be able to get tables in their favoured restaurants more easily while national governments take it on the chin. But this is a temporary situation which could easily evolve into a threat against the union.

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