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Will China Reverse Its Trade Surplus with the United States?

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog05/30/2019

Even if Trump and Xi both desire to reduce America's trade deficit with China, it's unlikely it will shrink in the short term.

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Why Economics Needs Good Theory: Facts and Figures Aren't Enough

Blog03/09/2019

There's nothing wrong with consulting statistical data. But this data can only be properly understood if one first has a good grasp of sound theory.

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Why the Boom-Bust Cycle Keeps Repeating

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/04/2019

By creating money out of thin air, central banks repeatedly create bubble industries that must inevitably be liquidated.

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Why Capitalism is the Answer to Environmental Concerns About "Overpopulation"

The EnvironmentGlobal Economy

Blog02/25/2019

It is clear that for the planet to keep up with a rapidly growing population, it is necessary to liberate the global economy. 

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Why We Need Savings to Produce What We Need

Blog01/19/2019

The real value of saving is found in how much it supports and sustains the individuals who are engaged in various stages of production.

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Why Tax Cuts Without Spending Cuts Won't Bring Economic Growth

Taxes and SpendingMoney and Banking

Blog11/01/2018

Government spending distorts and harms the wealth creation process. And cutting taxes without cutting spending won't lead to real economic growth.

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Why Fiscal Stimulus Doesn't Create Real Economic Growth

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/04/2018

Since the government is not a wealth generating entity, how can an increase in government outlays revive the economy?

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Why Do People Assign Value to Paper Money?

Blog08/23/2018

The acceptance of money is dictated by its previous purchasing power.

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