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British Manufacturing Slumps as Bank of England Raises Interest Rates

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog08/14/2018

"Higher order" industries like manufacturing and mining are particularly sensitive to changes in interest rates. And it doesn't look like anything's different this time around.

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Big Plans for the Jeddah Tower Continue as Asset Prices Boom

Booms and Busts

Blog08/07/2018

The Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia remains listed for “completion” in 2020. Will its completion trigger a new Skyscraper Curse?

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British Left Unveils Plan to "Weaponize" the Bank of England

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/30/2018

The Labour Party wants the Bank of England to actively promote certain industries over others, not realizing that the Bank has already been doing this indirectly for decades.

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Brexit on the Brink

Blog07/19/2018

Theresa May fails to grasp the true necessity of breaking free of the European free-loaders.

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Brexit: May’s Way Is Not The Only Way

Global Economy

Blog07/17/2018

The UK's economy is stronger than the EU and never collapsed as a result of the Brexit vote — as was predicted — but the UK is oddly acting like it needs the EU. 

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Bryan Caplan Critiques Jeff Deist on Decentralization

Decentralization and Secession

Blog07/14/2018

Yes, democracies give leaders strong incentives to adopt popular policies. But if you study public opinion, you’ll discover that neither libertarian nor wealth-creating policies are very popular.

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Balanced Budget Amendments Are Useless: Limit Taxes, Debt, and Spending Instead

StrategyTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog06/18/2018

The Colorado constitution mandates voter approval of tax increases, and controls spending growth. If only we had something similar for the feds.

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