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Jeff Sessions's Reefer Madness

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog06/20/2017
Jeff Sessions's war against marijuana legalization will do nothing to fight crime or improve health.

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Money Supply Growth Fell to a 104-Month Low in May

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/20/2017
Money supply growth has fallen to some of the lowest levels seen since 2008.

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After Brexit: Germany and the EU Will Look to Asia

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog06/19/2017
The importance of Asia as a trade partner will drive future EU and German policy.

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Oil Is Cheap — Why OPEC Can’t Do Anything About It

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

06/19/2017FedWatch
Only the future will tell if OPEC’s measures have any effect on oil prices or if our interpretation that they aren’t able to move prices is true.

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Privatize the New York City Subway System

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

Blog06/19/2017
“Evidence of government failure” calls for a return to privatization to “reduce costs, improve service quality, and accelerate technological change.”

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Help Wanted: Lenders with No Experience (or Short Memories) to Make Risky Mortgages

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

06/19/2017FedWatch
Home values are up, flipping is back in vogue, and more than a little subprime sauce is needed to keep the party cooking.

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Trump Turns Back the Clock With Cold War Cuba U-Turn

Protectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign Policy

Blog06/19/2017
President Trump said Friday that his new policy would be nothing short of “regime change” for Cuba.

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Fed Raises Rates — Will Other Central Banks Follow?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

06/18/2017FedWatch
The Federal Reserve says it can now turn to tighter monetary policy if the economy continues to expand "as anticipated." But that's a pretty big if.

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The Next Fed Chair Will Not Set Long-Term Rates Free

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/16/2017
No known candidate for the Fed chair is likely to do anything to truly normalize Fed policy.

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Central Banks Are Driving Many to Cryptocurrencies

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/16/2017
The experimental and destructive monetary policies of central banks are driving many to flee to cryptocurrencies in hopes of finding some stability.

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