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Heavy Sanctions against Russia Could Usher in a Wider Economic War

Global EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/09/2022

The sanctions against Russia have the potential to spiral into something much larger. Indeed, many governments are using the current conflict as an opportunity to further push "green energy," rearmament, and other big-spending schemes.

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Understanding How Balance of Payments and Exchange Rates Work

Central BanksGlobal EconomyMonetary Theory

Blog03/17/2022

Popular commentators and politicians often express loud opinions about exchange rates and balance of payments. As Dr. Frank Shostak writes, the facts differ widely from popular perception.

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China Needs to Pop Its Property Bubble

Global Economy

Blog03/05/2022

Is China's property bubble signaling a crisis? The current property market turmoil originates in regulatory action to reduce financial leverage and it may not lead to a full-fledged financial meltdown.

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The Legacy of Angela Merkel: Kicking the Can Down the Road

Global Economy

Blog03/05/2022

In the months since Angela Merkel’s departure from the German chancellorship after sixteen years in power, the editorials praising her reign have been legion. This is not one of them.

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The Avocado Ban Shows the High Cost of Nontariff Protectionism

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog02/18/2022

This week's avocado ban—and the behind-the-scenes regulatory regime governing avocado imports—reminds us that there is no such thing as free trade between the US and Mexico.

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The Covid Panic Brought Even More Economic Zombification

Global Economy

Zombie companies, which were already a problem in 2019, have not only not been killed off but have multiplied. The zombie apocalypse could be closer than we imagine.

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The Growing Pile of Public Debt Shows that Inflation Is Here to Stay

Global Economy

Blog02/09/2022

One obstacle to weeding out inflation is the large stock of public debt, which is growing even in countries once known for relative fiscal frugality. This suggests interest rates must be kept low indefinitely.

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Could 2022 Bring the Collapse of the Euro?

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog01/01/2022

With the Eurozone’s global systemically important banks geared up to 30x, rising bond yields of little more than a few percent could collapse the entire euro system.

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Poland's Beef with the EU Shows the Dangers of Political Centralization

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog12/04/2021

The more the EU micromanages Polish internal affairs and punishes Poland for the simple act of exercising self-determination, more the benefits of leaving the bloc altogether will continue to increase.

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