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Global EconomyWorld History
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.
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.
Money and BanksProtectionism and Free Trade
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.
Protectionism and Free Trade
If modern claims about the harm of free trade are true, then Lincoln must have been helping the Confederacy with his military blockade.
Financial MarketsMoney and Banking