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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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FinTech, Robo Advisers, and the Soul of Swiss Banking

Swiss WatchGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Many Swiss bankers contend that modern ideas of "efficiency" in banking do not necessarily fit well with ideas of prudence.

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The Real Relationship Between Capitalism and the Environment

The EnvironmentGlobal Economy

The data suggests that as capitalism advances, so does the quality of the physical environment.

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Are Crude Oil Prices Becoming Immune to Geopolitics?

Global EconomyPrices

Blog01/11/2018
It no longer seems to be the case that a few countries can control oil prices. In other words, cartels are being even less influential in oil markets.

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