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

Global Economy


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

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

Global Economy


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


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

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

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

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

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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