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The Macron Paradox: Internal Liberalization, External Statism

Bureaucracy and RegulationGlobal Economy

Blog03/24/2018

The bottom line is that Macron should drop his statist European-wide proposals and put all of his focus on fixing France.

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The Best Way to Compete with China Is to Free the Economy

Global Economy

Blog03/12/2018

There is no danger of China truly freeing its economy and thus really rivaling America's more market-based system. 

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Why We Now Measure Gold in Dollars — and Not the Other Way Around

Global EconomyGold Standard

Blog03/10/2018

A major catalyst behind the collapse of the Bretton Woods system was the loose monetary policies of the US central bank, which pushed the price of gold in the gold market above the official $35 per ounce.

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Venezuela's New Cryptocurrency Is not Really "Backed by Oil"

Global Economy

Blog03/09/2018

If a currency can't be converted on demand into the underlying commodity, it's not "backed" by that commodity. 

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Trump’s Protectionist Follies Threaten a Trade War

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

Blog03/06/2018

What America is facing are the illogical trade policies of an economically illiterate president in the White House. 

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Brexit Has Reached the Point of No Return

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal Economy

Blog02/10/2018
In the absence of waning UK power in Brussels, the EU is pushing even worse policies than before, making a UK return at this point very unwise.
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The New German Government Is Bad News

Global EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog02/08/2018
The new governing coalition taking shape in Germany will likely take Germany in a decidedly pro-EU and anti-market direction.
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Let Us Eradicate Poverty, Not Demolish Wealth

Global EconomyPoverty

Blog02/07/2018
We are living in a time when actual poverty reduction is ignored to focus on interventionist messages about "inequality."
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Secession Movements in Mexico Challenge Federal Power

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyWorld History

Blog01/31/2018
Mexican towns and cities are turning to partial secession to fight crime and corruption. Will the central government let them get away with it?
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