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The differences between government stats and reality are a problem, especially since these estimates are used to make policy.
Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade
The signing of the EU–Mercosur trade agreement constitutes a starting point — but an unholy alliance between protectionist politicians, agricultural lobbyists, and environmentalists may be forming.
Global EconomyLegal SystemSocialism
A future prime minister must have a clear understanding of his enemy, the socialist myth, why it fails, and why free markets succeed.
Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks
Since Libra is an extended arm of the current financial system, first-world economies could benefit at the cost of developing economies.
Global EconomyBusiness Cycles
Creative design of statistics cannot solve the persistent crisis. The core of the problem lies in a misguided economic policy that zombifies the Japanese economy and thus undermines prosperity.
Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking
Monetary policy has gone from being a tool to support fiscal reforms to an excuse for not implementing them.
The EnvironmentGlobal EconomyInterventionism
Environmental activists admit that the Paris Agreement wasn't a "solution" to climate change, they should actually be thanking Trump for abandoning it.
Both ideological anti-capitalism and economic factors contribute to the way Africa lags the rest of the world in the conquest of poverty.
The EntrepreneurGlobal Economy
Africa has plenty of hard workers and plenty of natural resources. But private property is not secure there, which means few are willing to invest their capital there.
Even if Trump and Xi both desire to reduce America's trade deficit with China, it's unlikely it will shrink in the short term.