Attempts at stabilizing the economy distort economic signals and cause economic instability, rather than preventing it.
Even though security might be a necessary condition for development, it is not a sufficient one.
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Although the subway was never totally private, the history of government's expanded role in running the system has been a history of higher fares and worse service.
On both the left and the right in Canada, politicians are using the Drug War — and all the lives it needlessly ruins — to play political games that help only the politicians.
While the US's central bank strikes a "cautiously optimistic" stance (as usual), central banks in developing countries are driven to easy money by economic uncertainty and a weakening dollar.
It doesn't look like French populism is going away, and this may be an opportunity to finally chip away at the country's paralyzing bureaucracy.