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What Free Trade Really Means

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog04/23/2018

America must reject the false dilemma of managed trade versus regulated trade — and choose free trade.

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Russia, China and the Geopolitics of the Silk Road

Global EconomyWorld History

China's new "Silk Road" for international trade is an important component in the regime's larger geopolitical strategy. 

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How To Build a Better Tax Haven

Global EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog04/02/2018

Unfortunately, it is often only small countries with few natural resources that appreciate the benefits of being a tax haven. 

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Economic Policy Matters: The Example of Botswana vs. South Africa vs. Zimbabwe

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyInterventionism

Blog03/30/2018

There is a very stark contrast between market-friendly Botswana, South Africa, and the statist hellhole of Zimbabwe.

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The Macron Paradox: Internal Liberalization, External Statism

Bureaucracy and RegulationGlobal Economy

Blog03/24/2018

The bottom line is that Macron should drop his statist European-wide proposals and put all of his focus on fixing France.

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The Best Way to Compete with China Is to Free the Economy

Global Economy

Blog03/12/2018

There is no danger of China truly freeing its economy and thus really rivaling America's more market-based system. 

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Why We Now Measure Gold in Dollars — and Not the Other Way Around

Global EconomyGold Standard

Blog03/10/2018

A major catalyst behind the collapse of the Bretton Woods system was the loose monetary policies of the US central bank, which pushed the price of gold in the gold market above the official $35 per ounce.

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Venezuela's New Cryptocurrency Is not Really "Backed by Oil"

Global Economy

Blog03/09/2018

If a currency can't be converted on demand into the underlying commodity, it's not "backed" by that commodity. 

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Trump’s Protectionist Follies Threaten a Trade War

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

Blog03/06/2018

What America is facing are the illogical trade policies of an economically illiterate president in the White House. 

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