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Re-Assessing the Morality of Blackmail in the Age of Social Media

Blog05/16/2018

Walter Block's work on blackmail provides some insights into the issue of who has a right to control your personal information and your reputation.

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Argentina's "Sudden Stop": Risk of Emerging Markets Collapse

Financial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog05/12/2018

Argentina is a warning, and administrations should take this as a serious signal before the scare turns into a widespread emerging market crisis

 

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Argentina: Why Tax Revenues Decrease As Taxes Rise

Global EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog05/03/2018

Argentina is faced with a model that has disproportionately increased the tax burden on the most productive sectors to subsidize the lowest productivity sectors.

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Murray Rothbard and Jacksonian Banking

U.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog04/16/2018

Rothbard saw at an early stage of his life as a graduate student that the Jacksonian period was a defining one in American history.

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Europe Is Slowing Down — And It's Already Painted Into a Corner

Blog03/22/2018

With ultra-low interest rates already in place, Europe has nowhere to go when the slowdown intensifies. 

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Have Progressives Won “The Culture War?”

Media and CultureStrategy

Blog03/17/2018

There is no bright shiny line between cultural issues and economic ones. 

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What Is Social Justice?

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog03/14/2018

Social justice is a moral concept, not a legal one.

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The End of Cheap Debt Will Bring a Wave of Bankruptcies

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/07/2018

Even with falling interest rates and high liquidity, there have been spectacular bankruptcies, so imagine what can happen when rates rise.

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A Strong Euro Is A Headache for the ECB

Money and Banks

Blog02/24/2018
A strong euro is not a problem for any European citizen. But it is a problem for the central bank.

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Let Us Eradicate Poverty, Not Demolish Wealth

Global EconomyPoverty

Blog02/07/2018
We are living in a time when actual poverty reduction is ignored to focus on interventionist messages about "inequality."

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