Mises Wire

Is Mexico Richer after NAFTA?

06/21/2019Power & Market

There is a clear correlation between expansions in international trade and reductions in poverty. The Mexican experience appears to be no different.

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Is Mexico "Neoliberal"?

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog03/28/2019

Mexican interventionists are now pushing the idea that Mexico is a country dominated by a free-market ideology which they call "neo-liberalism." But any serious look at Mexico's government makes it clear this is not the case.

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In Defense of Payday Lending

Free Markets

10/20/2018The Free Market
Banning or restricting payday lending primarily works to limit the choices and freedoms exercised by people with bad credit or low incomes.
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Italy’s Problem Is Not The Euro, It’s Political Spending

Big GovernmentFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog10/17/2018

Blaming the euro will not save Italy. Italy’s problem is political spending — the same problem that this new budget is going to greatly increase.

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Italy, "Safe Bonds," and Europe’s Populist Fantasyland

Blog05/29/2018

The bummer about the euroskeptics in Italy is that their primary interest is making Italy's bloated public sector ever bigger. 

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Is There Any Way Out of the ECB's Trap?

Blog11/09/2017
Mario Draghi knows that maintaining "stimulus" is highly risky — he also knows the alternative could make the eurozone deck of cards collapse.
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