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How Much Longer Will Investors Trust the Central Banks?

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/23/2016

The bond sell-off of early September 2016 may turn out to be just another blip in the extraordinary bond bull market. But it is too early to tell.

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Italy's Earthquake: Will It Revive Their Economy?

Global EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog09/21/2016

Bastiat's broken-window fallacy lives on in Italy where advocates for a new wave of government spending will bring an economic renaissance.

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The Post-Brexit Boom is Baffling Elites

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog09/19/2016

Contrary to dire warning of economic disaster, the British economy has weathered Brexit quite well. Now central bankers are taking the credit.

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Free Trade Brings Abundance — Protectionism Brings Scarcity

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog09/18/2016

When it comes to trade, the best US policy, or that of any country, is the elimination of all barriers to imports.

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Why the EU Is Doomed

Global EconomyBusiness CyclesPolitical Theory

Blog09/16/2016

The EU is ill-equipped to deal with the crises that lie ahead.

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The Week in Review: September 17, 2016

Big GovernmentThe FedGlobal EconomyU.S. Economy

Blog09/16/2016

There is just no relief from the constant drum beat for more and more government intervention in the economy.

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Where's the Demand? Oil Prices Drop Again

Global Economy

Blog09/14/2016

Earlier this year, it was assumed that, this year global growth would drive a recovery in oil prices from their 2014 crash. We are still waiting.

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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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