Decentralization and Secession
"Free private cities" are similar to microstates but are based on the idea of explicit contractual agreements between residents and the city government. How would these entities function?
Cronyism and CorporatismGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking
Existing political tensions within the EU are certain to escalate as the EU falls behind in global economic power, and Brussels, hooked on profligacy, for the first time faces budget cuts.
Political TheoryValue and Exchange
Being resentful about a business transaction after the fact isn't the same thing as being exploited or abused.
Money and BanksMoney and Banking
The real problem was the money supply inflation that happened during the boom phase. Combating deflation in the bust phase only superficially treats a symptom of the boom-bust cycle.
Anti-climate-change schemes will hit people in the developing world hardest. And when it comes to dealing with an uncertain future, poorer parts of the world are the places that will need fossil-fuel-powered technologies and capital most.
World HistoryCalculation and KnowledgeCapital and Interest TheoryMonetary TheoryOther Schools of Thought
Things like forks and washing machines start out as "luxury" items for the rich. But thanks to markets, these goods, over time, become more and more accessible to everyone.
By tinkering with interest rates, central banks tinker with the way human beings see the present and the future, and their value systems overall.