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In Africa, Poverty Grows Because of the Elites' Anti-Capitalism

Global Economy

Blog06/05/2019

Both ideological anti-capitalism and economic factors contribute to the way Africa lags the rest of the world in the conquest of poverty.

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Israel Kirzner on Ethics and the Legacy of Austrian Economics

Book ReviewsEntrepreneurship

Blog06/03/2019

Readers will close the volume with admiration for Kirzner’s devotion to Austrian economics, immense learning, and dialectical skill

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Is the Sinking Italian Economy Just the Tip of the Iceberg?

Global Economy

Blog05/24/2019

Italian politicians are thinking "full speed ahead" when it comes to debt and devaluing the currency. And it's becoming harder for the EU to contain the possible fallout.

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In the Footsteps of Donabedian: The US News and World Report Hospital Ranking System

Health

05/16/2019Audio/Video
Accad and Koka have a fascinating conversation with Ben Harder, an expert in hospital and physician quality ratings.
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In the US, Rich States Spend Less on Welfare

Taxes and Spending

Blog05/14/2019

The key to a high quality of life is a free economy devoted to trade and entrepreneurship. Contrary to what we're told about Europe's welfare states, more government social spending doesn't cause economic prosperity.

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Inflation: The Rumors of its Death are Greatly Exaggerated

Blog05/06/2019

The real money-creating machines are commercial banks. Loan dollars become deposit dollars. Lots of lending means the money aggregates increase. Little lending means the opposite.

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In Spain’s Elections, the Left Wins, but the Economy Loses

Taxes and SpendingWorld History

Blog04/29/2019

The center-left in Spain survived last weeks elections. Whether the economy can survive the left's tax addiction remains to be seen.

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