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Chile Is in Danger of Becoming Just Another Crisis-Ridden Latin American Country

Media and CultureSocialismWorld History

Blog12/23/2019

Axel Kaiser writes that Chileans’ “advantage is due to an historical accident, which is now coming to an end” and predicted that “Chile will show, in the coming years, that it is nothing more than any other Latin-American country.”

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Chile's Economic Model Is a Success Story in Crisis-Prone South America

Big GovernmentWorld History

Blog12/17/2019

Since 1975, Chile’s per capita income has increased fourfold, making it Latin America’s most prosperous country today.

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Chilean Protesters Could End Chile's Decades of Progress

World History

Blog12/10/2019

The history of Latin America is filled with tragic stories of countries reaching great heights — Argentina and Venezuela come to mind — and then falling back to mediocrity. Chile could be next if the protesters get their way.

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Central Banks May Be Driving Us Toward More Waste, More Carbon Emissions

The EnvironmentBusiness Cycles

Easy-money policies pushed by central banks may be redirecting wealth away from investment, and toward greater production and consumption of cheap consumer goods. That's not "green."

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China's Mercantilism Is a Recipe for Stagnation

Blog12/04/2019

China is not on track to catch up with the wealthy West. The Chinese state's commitment to highly interventionist mercantilist policies is leading to debt, malinvestment, and stagnation.

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Central Bankers Have Declared War on Your Savings

Blog11/30/2019

Negative rates, higher taxes, and inflation – the statists are employing every measure to gain access to the fruits of your labor.

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Catholics and Libertarians

11/27/2019Power & Market

Anthony Flood has written a defense of the compatibility of Austro-libertarianism with Roman Catholic thought, in response to a book by Christopher Ferrara critical of Austrian economics and libertarian ideas.

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