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China's Growing Real Estate Bubble

Global Economy

Blog11/16/2019

Thanks to huge amounts of fiscal and monetary stimulus, China is in the midst of a very large housing bubble, with predictable results for housing affordability.

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Can Crypto Revive Swiss Banking?

Financial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog11/07/2019

While some governments have sought to wage war against cryptocurrencies, Switzerland is striving to become a "crypto-nation." 

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C.S. Lewis Describes How To Combat Fake News

Blog10/31/2019

There's nothing necessarily wrong with social shunning and ostracization used against those who seek to destroy others through lies and media manipulation.  

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Chilean Protesters Claim Inequality Made Them Do It

Global Economy

Blog10/31/2019

It's hard to see how burning subway cars and torching businesses will reduce inequality in Chile. But the protestors there claim their violence is justified by the fact some people are richer than others.

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California Has the Nation's Worst Poverty Rate, New Census Data Shows

Labor and WagesPoverty

Blog10/29/2019

The high cost of living in California — fueled by government regulations and taxes on the middle class — means the state now has some of the worst poverty and homelessness of any state.

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City Hall Forbids Developer from Giving Consumers What They Want

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog10/15/2019

Local governments think the key to "smart" downtown development is to restrict parking, and force people to take a bus. In reality, people just decide to avoid downtown, thwarting efforts at development.

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Central Banks Are Just Getting Warmed Up

Blog10/12/2019

Central Banks now have an alphabet soup of policy tools. But it's all radlly just more of the same — that is, inflationary easy-money monetary policy.

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China Should Still Be Celebrating the End of Mao's Communism

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog10/08/2019

As it celebrates 70 years of the "People's Republic," China shouldn't forget its rise was made possible by its turn away from communism.

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