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Countries must remain free to refuse the edicts of global institutions of "government" like the World Bank or the IMF. This is true even when the stated goal is advancing free markets.
The historical guilds of Europe have long been criticized for cartelizing trade and seizing monopolistic powers. And new research suggests the situation was very similar in Africa as well.
Latin America's antiglobalization epoch, from 1913 to 1970, was marked by high regulations and antitrade efforts that have fueled Latin America's economic problems.
In the cold light of economic reasoning, we can see that the Marshall Plan was in essence a scheme for postponing the bankruptcy of socialism and the welfare state.
Yet again, earnings aren't keeping up with inflation, and the Fed is feeling political pressure. But can the economy survive any serious move toward ending massive stimulus?
Any discussion of money and banking in the United States post-1945 starts with introducing its two central features: the Bretton Woods System and the New Deal.
Thanks in part to the decentralized nature of Mayan civilization, it was much more difficult for the Spaniards to conquer the Mayas than the Aztecs and Incas.
Gabriel Boric is no friend of free trade, low taxes, or markets in general. Yet these policies are what made Chile the most prosperous country in South America.
Turkey's President Erdoğan faces a series of crises as the lira collapses and the state's central bank steps in to clean up the mess.
The adoption of gold as the preferred commodity money was never inevitable or based on some sort of natural law of money. Many coincidences and political schemes were key factors.