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Europe Can't Afford a New "Green Deal"

The EnvironmentGlobal Economy

Blog02/10/2020

As H. L. Mencken wrote, “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” The EU's Green Deal is the latest example.

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Brexit Voters Aren't As "Irrational" As Their Opponents Think

Global EconomySubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog02/05/2020

Some anti-Brexit pundits tried to frame the Brexit debate as one of savvy economics-minded people against economic illiterates. These people missed the point.

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The European Green Deal Is Every Bit as Bad as Expected

The EnvironmentGlobal EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog01/15/2020

While the legislation introduced in the US Congress remains fiction under a Republican executive and senate, the Brussels initiative will become law unless there is considerable opposition from EU member states.

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Will a Credit Crisis Threaten Boris's 2020 Brexit Plans?

Decentralization and SecessionFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog01/11/2020

Last month's election gave Boris Johnson a strong majority in Parliament, but two economic wildcards could trip his new government up.

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"Rules of Origin" Show Why Trade Agreements Aren't Free Trade

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog12/31/2019

A “free trade agreement” in practice isn’t simply an index card declaring, “Tariffs on Country X are 0 percent, three cheers for Bastiat!” These are managed trade agreements, with hundreds of pages devoted to detailed regulations that smack of top-down Soviet planning.

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A Desperate ECB Wants to Eliminate the Eurozone's "Only Saving Grace"

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog12/18/2019

The budgetary restraints that the eurozone placed on member states are now in the crosshairs of ECB President Christine Lagarde. 

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The Disaster of Zimbabwe's Price Controls

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog12/16/2019

Zimbabwe's government has embraced a potent mixture of monetary inflation and price controls. The result has been economic disaster.

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The US Economy Is Being Japanified — Thanks to the Fed

The FedGlobal Economy

Blog12/14/2019

Central bankers are increasingly talking about raising the inflation target above 2 percent. Are negative interest rates next?

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The Japanization of the European Union

Global EconomyInterventionism

Blog12/11/2019

Japan's once-envied economy is now in shambles. The European economy, built on the same shaky tenets, is crumbling, too. Where to go from here?

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A History of Inflationary Money: From 1844 to Nixon

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyBusiness Cycles

Blog12/11/2019

It is a huge mistake to call the repeating cycle of boom and bust a business cycle. That name implies the bust is the failure of markets and capitalism. But it is really due to monetary and credit inflation licensed and promoted by governments and central banks.

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