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As Lending Standards Fall, Worries of a New Bust Rise

Financial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog02/20/2019

New research is sparking fears that junk debt could trigger a repeat of the 2008 crash.

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Venezuela: Poster Child for Socialism

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomySocialism

Blog02/15/2019

Many still to this day will not admit that the devastation witnessed in Venezuela is a problem inherent to socialism.

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Europe Tried It's Own "Green New Deal" — It Was a Disaster

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentGlobal Economy

Blog02/12/2019

The Eurozone's massive "green" policy plan has the EU facing high unemployment, stagnating growth, and energy bills of twice as much as seen in the US.

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The Threat of a US Government Debt Trap

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyU.S. Economy

Blog02/04/2019

It is challenging to see how governments can escape from their debt traps when interest rates rise above the levels currently forecasted.

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The Tragedy of the Euro (and Who is Truly to Blame)

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog01/31/2019

Italy’s problems are yet to descend into a Greek-style crisis, but that is the direction of travel. And Italy is far more serious than Greece because of its sheer size.

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Will Policy Makers Turn a Global Economic Slowdown Into a Crisis?

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog01/24/2019

It is easy to blame weakening global markets on Trump, but it would be dangerous to believe that's the real cause of the slowdown.

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Why Taiwan Grew Rich While the Mainland Starved

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog01/23/2019

Although hardly "free-market" in any doctrinaire way, the relatively free economy of Taiwan delivered immense growth in standards of living while many Chinese on the mainland starved.

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Capitalism Doesn't Cause Consumerism — Governments Do

Global EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog01/21/2019

It's government — not markets — that intervene to "stimulate" ever greater amounts of spending and consumption. A healthy market economy, meanwhile,  relies on both saving and spending.

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The Crisis of Argentina and How to Reduce Country Risk

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog01/16/2019

Argentina has all the ingredients to be a global leading economy, but current policy makes the country a promise that always disappoints. 

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The Eurozone Is in a Danger Zone

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog01/05/2019

The stage has been set for a global credit crisis. And the Eurozone is a time-bomb waiting to happen.

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