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Big GovernmentGlobal EconomySocialism
While the outrage over Maduro’s dinner with "Salt Bae" is well deserved, it's just a taste of how socialism actually operates in the real world.
The FedGlobal EconomyBusiness Cycles
Emerging economies should not bet on the Fed to bail them out, but begin to solve their serious imbalances without expecting monetary miracles.
Global EconomyWorld History
The rot that Hugo Chávez spread throughout Venezuela had been put into place decades earlier by the creation of a seemingly benign welfare state.
Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking
Emerging-market currencies often suffer a as a result of their government's own profligacy. But the US is also actively trying to destabilize some currencies, and setting up a conflict that the US could ultimately lose.
Free MarketsGlobal Economy
No matter if its Asia, Europe, Africa, or the Americas, the link between economic liberty and economic growth is undeniable.
“Between 1950 and 2000, the Swedish population grew from seven to almost nine million. But astonishingly the net job creation in the private sector was close to zero.”
The Turkish lira collapse should have surprised no one. Yet, in this bubble-justifying market, it did.
Forget the IMF’s forecasts of Venezuela’s hyperinflation. They are a prime example of junk science.
Global EconomyTaxes and Spending
“Corruption is a regular effect of interventionism,” Ludwig von Mises once wrote, and we see this principle at work today in the European Union.
European bureaucrats thinks tax rates should be similar across the zone. But they naturally want all tax rates to "harmonize" at high rates, like those in France.