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Why Special Interests Sacrifice the Future for Short-Term Gain

U.S. EconomyPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog04/02/2017
When they ignore basic economics, special interest groups sacrifice the well-being of their future members in exchange for short-term gains.

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Can Ecuador Learn Something from Peru?

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/02/2017
Although he did so to a lesser degree than some others, President Rafael Correa in Ecuador embraced "21st-Century socialism." How has Ecuador fared?

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Forget Foreign Aid — Adopt Free Trade Instead

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog03/31/2017
If UK politicians are genuinely concerned about poorer developing nations, the politicians should implement policies of unilateral free trade.

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Godfrey Bloom: From Brexit to Frexit?

StrategyPolitical Theory

03/31/2017Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Godfrey Bloom discuss Brexit, Frexit, and whether or not globalism is on the decline.

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Central Banks are Completely Oblivious

Financial MarketsGlobal Economy

03/31/2017FedWatch
The ECB's Peter Praet's recent comment on the stability of the financial system reveals a remarkable blindness.

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Is the Demand for T-bills Driving Treasury Deposits at the Fed?

Money and Banking

03/30/2017FedWatch
Frank Shostak offers another explanation for the volatility we're seeing in Treasury deposits at the Fed.

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The War on Cash: Old and New

Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog03/30/2017
Manipulating what sort of money people use — and how they use it — has a long history among meddling government planners.

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Ending the Federal Reserve from the Bottom Up

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/30/2017
Article 1, Section 10 of the US Constitution already provides state governments with tools they need to undermine the central bank's money monopoly.

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Klaas Knot on ECB Tapering: "We'll See."

The FedGlobal Economy

03/30/2017FedWatch
As the Fed continues to hike rates, the ECB must soon follow the course of cutting back on "easing" policy.

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EU President Hopes the US Breaks Up into Smaller Pieces

Political Theory

Blog03/30/2017
One can only hope Europhiles begin to advocate for the break-up of the American union. I'd suggest they start in California.

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