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Is China a Better Trading Partner for Latin America Than the US?

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog12/30/2019

Some Latin American policymakers seem to think China will offer easy terms for loans and trade agreements. They're wrong. China isn't as rich as many think.

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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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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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