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Is China a Better Trading Partner for Latin America Than the US?

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog12/30/2019

Some Latin American policymakers seem to think China will offer easy terms for loans and trade agreements. They're wrong. China isn't as rich as many think.

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Abenomics has Failed Japan. Financial Times Wants to Make it Global.

The FedGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog12/05/2019

The true lesson from Japan is that central planners prefer to gradually nationalize the economy before even considering a moderate reduction in government size and control.

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Serving the Consumer: The Secret to Walt Disney's Success

Blog12/05/2019

Had consumers in 1938 been uninterested in a feature-length cartoon, Snow White would have bankrupted the Disney studio. Instead, Walt Disney was richly rewarded for his risk-taking.

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Expect the ECB to Use a "Climate Crisis" to Justify Their Next Stimulus Plan

Cronyism and CorporatismThe EnvironmentMoney and Banks

Blog11/23/2019

The ECB, always happy to repeat the mistakes of Japan, is likely to start new programs of debt monetization for green projects and claim it is a different, radical and new measure.

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South Africa’s Race-Based Socialism

The net effects of the regime's economic planning is wealth destruction and perpetuation of chronic, widespread poverty. South Africa’s per capita GDP, at around $6,000 in 2019, has not increased in inflation-adjusted terms in a quarter-century.

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Europe's Spending Binge Is Slowing Its Economy

Global EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog10/21/2019

The string of spending increases announced daily in Europe disguise an extremely dangerous bet: that the ECB will bail out the eurozone forever.

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The Repo Crisis Shows the Damage Done by Central Bank Policies

The FedGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog10/11/2019

The repo crisis — and it is a crisis — is telling us that liquidity providers are aware that the price of money, the assets used as collateral and the borrowers’ ability to repay are all artificially manipulated. 

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Socialism Is the Greatest Threat to the Environment

The EnvironmentFree MarketsSocialism

Blog10/08/2019

There are only two ways to solve environmental challenges: competition and technology. That requires capitalism, not the government.

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