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The Dangers of Trump's G7 Trade Gamble

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeInterventionism

Blog06/12/2018

Trump has exposed the hypocrisy of the "free trade" advocates in China and Europe. But by raising tariffs, Trump and other world leaders are inviting disaster. 

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Face It, Nordic Countries Aren't Socialist

SocialismInterventionismPrivate Property

Blog06/08/2018

Not unlike the United States, Nordic countries have mixed interventionist economies that nonetheless rely heavily on property rights and the private sector.

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Italy, "Safe Bonds," and Europe’s Populist Fantasyland

Blog05/29/2018

The bummer about the euroskeptics in Italy is that their primary interest is making Italy's bloated public sector ever bigger. 

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Using Blockchain to Fix Money and Capital Markets

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksStrategy

05/24/2018Audio/Video
Caitlin Long discusses the blockchain's disruptive influence on our existing notions of money and wealth.

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Re-Assessing the Morality of Blackmail in the Age of Social Media

Blog05/16/2018

Walter Block's work on blackmail provides some insights into the issue of who has a right to control your personal information and your reputation.

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Argentina's "Sudden Stop": Risk of Emerging Markets Collapse

Financial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog05/12/2018

Argentina is a warning, and administrations should take this as a serious signal before the scare turns into a widespread emerging market crisis

 

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Argentina: Why Tax Revenues Decrease As Taxes Rise

Global EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog05/03/2018

Argentina is faced with a model that has disproportionately increased the tax burden on the most productive sectors to subsidize the lowest productivity sectors.

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Murray Rothbard and Jacksonian Banking

U.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog04/16/2018

Rothbard saw at an early stage of his life as a graduate student that the Jacksonian period was a defining one in American history.

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Europe Is Slowing Down — And It's Already Painted Into a Corner

Blog03/22/2018

With ultra-low interest rates already in place, Europe has nowhere to go when the slowdown intensifies. 

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