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Abenomics has Failed Japan. Financial Times Wants to Make it Global.

The FedGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog12/05/2019

The true lesson from Japan is that central planners prefer to gradually nationalize the economy before even considering a moderate reduction in government size and control.

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Who Is on the Shortlist to Lead the Bank of England?

British politics could potentially be very different next year, but a recent shortlist of candidates to replace Mark Carney doesn't provide much hope for Austrians. 

12/05/2019Power & Market
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The Benefits of Free Trade Are Canceled Out by Domestic Interventionism

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Trade agreements have thus become obsolete tokens of negotiation in larger geopolitical disputes, protectionist tools for managing and interfering with global trade flows. 

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Serving the Consumer: The Secret to Walt Disney's Success

Blog12/05/2019

Had consumers in 1938 been uninterested in a feature-length cartoon, Snow White would have bankrupted the Disney studio. Instead, Walt Disney was richly rewarded for his risk-taking.

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The ABC of a Market Economy

Free MarketsU.S. EconomyInterventionism

Blog12/04/2019

This immense cooperative system is known as a free-market economy. It was not consciously planned by anybody. It evolved.

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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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What Venezuela Needs for a Prosperous Future

Blog12/04/2019

Political and economic salvation for Venezuela can come only from the Venezuelan people themselves. They cannot be “forced to be free.”

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How to Avoid Civil War: Decentralization, Nullification, Secession

Decentralization and Secession

Blog12/04/2019

So long as we insist the federal government can force one law, one culture, and one sort of politics on all of America, the US is headed down the road of civil war. Only decentralization and separation can partly defuse the situation.

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