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Which is Worse — A Trade Surplus or a Trade Deficit?

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksPolitical Theory

Blog02/22/2017
Unlike commodity money, fiat currencies allow persistent trade imbalances which cause grave discrepancies in income, consumption, and investment.

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Free Markets at Home Are the Solution to Companies Moving Abroad

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog02/14/2017
Free trade can help economies overcome many obstacles to wealth. Unfortunately, governments are often the ones who create those obstacles.

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Donald Trump Is the Least of Latin America's Worries

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog02/10/2017
The regimes of Latin America have been quite successful at destroying their own economies — without any help from Donald Trump.

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Will "Big Data" Make a Centrally Planned Economy Possible?

Global EconomyCalculation and KnowledgePrices

Blog02/01/2017
Statistical data about past purchases is not the same thing as market prices. And prices are what make a functioning economy possible.

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What Trump Means for Brexit, China, and the EU

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingMoney and Banking

Blog01/29/2017
The threat of a US-UK trade pact is very bad news for the EU, but Trump's more mercantilist side spells trouble for the US and much of the world.

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Inequality Doesn't Create Poverty

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/18/2017
When egalitarians like Oxfam say some people are "worse off," they really mean those people are getting rich more slowly than some others.

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Mexicans Are Blaming "Neoliberalism" for Socialism's Failures

Global EconomyMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical Theory

Blog01/11/2017

A state monopoly on the oil industry has been impoverishing Mexicans for decades. Yet, the market is blamed for the economy's woes.

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Venezuela’s March Toward Default

Global EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog01/04/2017

With gold reserves shrinking, and a collapsing currency, it is only a matter of time until Venezuela defaults on its foreign debt

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