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Why the Hysteria Over the Italian Referendum?

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog12/06/2016

The recent Italian vote helped to get rid of a pro-EU prime minister. Unfortunately, Italy is not much closer to the pro-market revolution it needs.

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The Petroleum Industry Saved the Whales

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog12/04/2016

Whales were rapidly on their way to extinction until the petroleum industry undermined the whaling industry.

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Fidel Castro: Hero or Cold-blooded Murderer?

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog12/01/2016

Under Castro, Cuba has really been two Cubas. There is relative abundance for the ruling class, and cruel, enforced poverty for everyone else.

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Trump Turns Down the TPP

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyInterventionism

In his plan for his first day in office, Donald Trump announced that he is ready to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which he called a “disaster”. Is Trump’s decision a definite step toward free trade? Not yet.

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India's Long Road to Growth

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog11/17/2016

India serves as a striking example of an emerging market that has overcome the shackles of protectionism.

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Mandating Higher Wages Won't Fix Japan's Economy

Global EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog11/17/2016

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is repeating Herbert Hoover's failed plan to fix an economy by keeping wages high.

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France Won't Be Following the UK Out of the EU

Global EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog11/16/2016

Some have suggested France might be the next European state to leave the EU. This is unlikely for several reasons.

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Trump's Election May Strain the Euro to the Breaking Point

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/15/2016

The euro is already in deep trouble, and the less enthusiastic globalism likely to be offered by Trump will be another blow to the European project.

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We Need More Stuff — Not More Jobs

Global EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog11/07/2016

As always in an election year, the public clamors for more jobs. But really, they are clamoring for more, newer, and better stuff.

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Chalk One Up for Populism

Global EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog10/31/2016

Iceland's populist left-anarchist/libertarian/hacker Pirate party just shook up the corrupt political establishment in Iceland.

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