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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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Are India and China Booming as Much as They Claim?

Global Economy

Blog07/16/2019

The differences between government stats and reality are a problem, especially since these estimates are used to make policy.

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Brazil's Left Is Cracking Down on Free Speech

World History

Blog06/07/2019

Brazilian authorities here are discontented with our rising skepticism of the state — and they are willing to silence the dissidents.

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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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The Student Debt Conundrum

Education

Blog04/20/2019

Given the loose standards and high default rates that plague the student loan machine, the federal government might as well just be handing out credit cards so everyone can buy more stuff with subsidized loans.

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Don’t Be Duped by the Latest "Universal Basic Income" Scheme

Blog03/07/2019

Keynes once suggested that "the Government should have people dig up holes and then fill them up.” The UBI is the same thing, but we just skip the digging.

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Venezuela: Poster Child for Socialism

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomySocialism

Blog02/15/2019

Many still to this day will not admit that the devastation witnessed in Venezuela is a problem inherent to socialism.

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Balanced-Budget Baloney

Taxes and Spending

Blog12/08/2018

The real problem of the federal budget is that there's far too much spending. The fact that it's not a balanced budget is a minor concern by comparison.

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