Topic: International

China is Scaring Away Investors

– February 19, 2024

“Xi expects business as well as people to serve the CCP. As authoritarian controls metastasize throughout the economy, everyone suffers.” ~Doug Bandow

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Dollarization in Argentina: A Missed Opportunity

– February 13, 2024

“The delayed implementation of dollarization in Argentina presents challenges that could have been avoided had Milei honored his promise to abandon the peso straightaway.” ~Nicolás Cachanosky

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The Manure Lobby: Farmer Fury in Europe

– February 13, 2024

“When a motivated and adequately organized group combines to concentrate its lobbying power on government, it generates foreseeable incentives for the ruling legislatures.” ~Paul Schwennesen

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Milei’s Bid for Freedom

– February 6, 2024

“Rather than simply bemoan the poor policies of Peronist statism, Milei laid out precisely why the alternative to statism — liberated markets — can offer so much more.” ~Paul Schwennesen

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Milei Proves That Ideas Matter

– January 31, 2024

“Rather than the thin gruel of economic grievance offered by American right-wing populists, Milei’s policies are built on his vast knowledge of sound and successful, albeit politically unpopular, economic thinking.” ~ G. Patrick Lynch

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On Comparative Advantage and International Capital Mobility

– January 16, 2024

“If each country specializes in its comparative advantage and trades with the other, the people of both countries gain.” ~Donald J. Boudreaux

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Economic Revolution in Argentina: A Wake-Up Call for America’s Fiscal Future

– January 1, 2024

“We can’t be too proud to take a tip from Argentina. The perilous outcomes of unchecked government spending can manifest anywhere.” ~Vance Ginn

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Can New Chef Milei Change Argentina’s Recipe?

– December 28, 2023

“The speech resonates because it directly addresses the reality of destroyed hopes and dreams that his supporters live with, and his solution is clear, consistent, and economically sound.” ~George Lynch

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A Short Guide to ESG: Finance

– December 13, 2023

“ESG considerations represent a mainstreaming of impact investing while giving ‘fiduciary’ cover to large institutional investors who invest trillions of dollars of other people’s money in ways that advance mostly political priorities.” ~Paul Mueller

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Lessons from Argentina’s Dollarization Debate: The Challenge of the Commitment Device

– December 11, 2023

“If a large country like Argentina were to fare better under dollarization, economists would be forced to reconsider the role of central banks in monetary theory.” ~Nicolas Cachanosky

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The Monroe Doctrine Turns 200

– December 10, 2023

“The Monroe Doctrine sought to express the consensus of American sentiment about its view of its place in the world. Americans wanted to limit involvement with the politics and factious belligerence of Europe.” ~Will Sellers

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Is China America’s Biggest Threat? 

– December 10, 2023

“Now is not the time to allocate excessive resources to confront external foes, but to address the fundamental issue plaguing us: a government that refuses to rein in spending of taxpayer money.” ~Vance Ginn

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