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In Brazil, Social Democracy Breeds Corruption

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog08/09/2019

Anti-poverty programs pushed by social democrats have enabled ever higher levels of corruption as bigger government programs mean the ultra-rich can skim more off the top.

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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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It's Not a Problem When the Chinese Don't Spend Their Dollars Here

Money and BanksProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog11/16/2018

If the Chinese sell us stuff and then "hoard" the money we pay them, that increases the value of the dollars we continue to hold here in the US, while also leaving us with more stuff to sell elsewhere.

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If Imports Were Truly Bad for an Economy, Military Blockades Would Not Exist

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog10/08/2018

If modern claims about the harm of free trade are true, then Lincoln must have been helping the Confederacy with his military blockade.

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Is the Snapchat IPO Proof of a Tech Bubble?

Financial MarketsMoney and Banking

Blog03/16/2017
It's unclear that Snapchat can make a profit. But, thanks to central banks, that's not stopping investors from pouring billions into the company.
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