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Christmas Movies and Bad Economics

Free MarketsMedia and Culture

12/24/2018The Free Market
Why are so many Christmas movies rife with villainous capitalists who constantly seek to ruin Christmas?
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The Eurozone Banks’ Trillion-Euro Time Bomb

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog12/06/2018

Eurozone banks are better off than they were three years ago. But they are nowhere close to having solved their challenges.

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China Was Desperate for a Trade Deal, but the G-20 Agreement is a Mirage

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

Blog12/04/2018

This trade deal is not only vague, conditional and temporary — it will fail to stop the global economic slowdown.

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The True Costs (and Unseen Benefits) of Bitcoin Mining

Money and Banks

Blog11/20/2018

Claims that private-money production is too expensive usually ignore the many costs of a government-controlled money system.

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The Next Financial Crisis

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog11/10/2018

The next crisis is not likely to be another Lehman, but another Japan — a widespread zombification of global economies.

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A Growing Libertarian Revolution in Brazil

Global EconomyStrategyPolitical Theory

Blog10/31/2018

The ideas of Mises, Rothbard, and Hoppe have sparked an intellectual revolution in Brazil, and the country's left fears it. 

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The US Ten-Year Shows The Extent Of The Bond Bubble

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog10/30/2018

97% of consensus economists didn’t see the last recession the quarter before it started. Even worse, 77% didn’t see a recession when it was already happening!

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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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