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Antony P. Mueller

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German-born Antony Mueller teaches economics at the Federal University of Sergipe (UFS) in Brazil. See his website, blog, youtube channel, tumblr.

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Which is Worse — A Trade Surplus or a Trade Deficit?

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksPolitical Theory

Unlike commodity money, fiat currencies allow persistent trade imbalances which cause grave discrepancies in income, consumption, and investment.

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Venezuela’s March Toward Default

Global EconomyPolitical Theory


With gold reserves shrinking, and a collapsing currency, it is only a matter of time until Venezuela defaults on its foreign debt

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Ten Fundamental Laws of Economics

Austrian Economics OverviewMonetary Theory


If we had to sum up economics in ten fundamental laws, here are ten we would choose.

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In Brazil, Free-Market Ideas Rise as the Economy Falls

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyWorld History

10/05/2015Mises Wire
Thanks to centuries of government interventionism, Brazil remains mired in a sluggish boom-bust economy, and the government has now squandered the benefits of decades of growth. Fortunately, free-market ideas are growing more popular in Brazil and may someday offer a way out.

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Brazil: Victim of Vulgar Keynesianism

Booms and BustsGlobal Economy

Brazil's government has long been devoted to the idea that more government spending will create more economic prosperity. For a time, it seemed to work, but now reality and disillusionment have set in, writes Antony Mueller . This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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