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Central Banks May Choose Helicopter Money Over Negative Rates

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/11/2016

Negative interest rates have proven to be unpopular with the public. But the central banks have other strategies up their sleeves.

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The Week in Review: September 10, 2016

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

Blog09/09/2016

The major candidates had their first shared television event this week. Absent was any discussion of the real issues effecting the American people.

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Interview: Mark Thornton on Rothbard, Skyscrapers, and More

BiographiesGlobal EconomyHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPolitical Theory

Blog09/09/2016

Mark Thornton and Grégoire Canlorbe discuss Mises, Rothbard, the Drug War, and Adam Smith in this interview from Institut Coppet in France.

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Latin America's Pink Tide Crashes on the Rocks

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyBusiness CyclesPolitical Theory

Blog09/08/2016

More than a decade ago, some South American countries were moving to the left in an effort to create a new paradigm. Things have not gone well for them.

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The Week in Review: September 3, 2016

Global EconomyMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog09/02/2016

It has now become clear that in many ways the European Union is a cartel of high-tax governments.

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Free Trade Wins: The TTIP Is in Trouble

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingMonopoly and Competition

Blog09/01/2016

Free-trade deals — which are more about increasing government power than trade — are in retreat in the face of Brexit and Trump.

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The EU vs. Apple vs. Ireland: Why Tax Competition Is a Good Thing

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog09/01/2016

Ireland has tried to attract businesses by undercutting the tax rates of its neighbors. That is a good thing wherever it occurs.

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Investors Are Thwarting the Bank of England's Latest QE Scheme

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/01/2016

Investors are not cooperating with the Bank of England's efforts to drive Brits to riskier investments.

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Leftist President Dilma Rousseff Removed from Office

Global EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog08/31/2016

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was impeached this morning. Is there any hope the country might turn to freedom and free markets?

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How Central Banks Are Bleeding the Middle Class Dry

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Pension funds, savings accounts, and insurance funds — all essential middle class tools for savings — are seeing their yields dry up.

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