Most people understand that it's a good thing when others invest money and capital in your community. But when Canadian investors offered to pour money into France as part of a deal to buy a French company, the regime said no thanks.
Like any other piece of aggregate government data, cause-of-death data is used to justify new government interventions and policies. But there are good reasons to suspect there are many problems in compiling and auditing this data.
The Igbo ethnic group in Africa is known for entrepreneurship, economic success, and a high degree of individualism. The group's cultural background can help us understand how culture and capitalism reinforce each other.
One of the most in-demand aspects of physical cash is that it is totally fungible. Every dollar is the same as every dollar. But cryptocurrencies can leave a digital trail which may lead to later problems in fungibility.
American journalists and academics have invented a fairy tale in which "free market orthodoxy" has dominated political thinking in America for the past forty years. This is not even slightly true, but pundits repeat the lie again and again.