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City Hall Forbids Developer from Giving Consumers What They Want

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog10/15/2019

Local governments think the key to "smart" downtown development is to restrict parking, and force people to take a bus. In reality, people just decide to avoid downtown, thwarting efforts at development.

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Can Spain Handle a Global Crisis?

Financial MarketsGlobal Economy

There seems to be an increasing consensus that a global recession is coming soon. The good news is that the Spanish private sector is much better prepared than it was in 2007.

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Canada's Export Guarantee Program: More Risk for the Taxpayer

Worried about the risks your business faces in an uncertain world? Well, don't worry: this government agency can just force the taxpayers to subsidize you until the risks melt away.

05/11/2019Power & Market
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City Governments Don't Care About Housing Affordability

Blog10/23/2018

If politicians cared about affordable housing, they'd be doing all they could to repeal regulations and encourage more construction.

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Canada's Debt Spiral

Global EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog05/19/2018

One of the reasons governments can run up huge deficits so easily is that the politicians — unlike entrepreneurs — can't be held accountable for their bad debts.

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Central Bank Musical Chairs

Money and BanksMonetary Theory

Blog02/21/2018
Reversing trillions of dollars of securities purchases will create turmoil. And now that price inflation is in equation, the ride will be bumpy.
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Can Double-Entry Bookkeeping Save the World?

World History

Blog01/25/2018
Accounting is rarely held up as a terribly exciting topic, but in many ways, good accounting makes capitalism and economic progress possible.
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Conflicts of Interest in Government Are More Common than You Think

Cronyism and CorporatismFree Markets

Blog01/23/2018
The common definition of "conflict of interest" is far too narrow, and should include taking campaign contributions in exchange for political favors.
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