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In Brazil, Free-Market Ideas Rise as the Economy Falls

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyWorld History

10/05/2015Mises Wire
Thanks to centuries of government interventionism, Brazil remains mired in a sluggish boom-bust economy, and the government has now squandered the benefits of decades of growth. Fortunately, free-market ideas are growing more popular in Brazil and may someday offer a way out.
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In Greece, Reliance on Public Funds Is the Central Problem

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending

08/05/2015Mises Wire
The data shows that many Greek workers work for long hours, and some labor data suggests the Greek economy must be fine. But a closer look shows that hard work isn't enough when many others live off the productivity of the working few.
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