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Gold Is Green

Gold Is Green

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Byproducts of inflation are debt, wild speculation and increased volatility – booms and busts. Most important from the environmental perspective is that monetary inflation results in persistent generalized increases in consumer prices. This creates a mindset of buy now before prices go up further - exactly what policy makers want.…

Obama and the Nobel Prize

Obama and the Nobel Prize

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Twitter is abuzz with those that are against the award of the Noble prize to President Obama, and those that are happy and supportive. Take this poll and let us know what you think!…

Capitalism By Another Name: Sweeter Still

Capitalism By Another Name:  Sweeter Still

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We are in the only age where there is no cultural consensus about anything. People are making it up as they go along because there is no cultural point of reference. We need a new word or phrase to denote this system impelling accelerating change referred to by Marx…

Is The Obama Administration signaling a more protectionist trade policy?

Is The Obama Administration signaling a more protectionist trade policy?

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Where does the Obama Administration stand on the issue of free trade? The president has repeatedly described himself as a free-trade proponent who wants to be a “better bargainer” on behalf of U.S. interests and wants agreements to include labor and environmental standards. But actions often speak louder than words.…

ISE Proposal for Financial Market Reform

ISE Proposal for Financial Market Reform

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The International Securities Exchange (ISE) has issued a proposal for reform to the the U.S. securities markets. See a high-level summary of the proposal here.…

Ethnocentricity and Free Trade

Ethnocentricity and Free Trade

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Economies within free market regime.…

Is The U.S. Doomed To Years Of Slow Economic Growth?

Is The U.S. Doomed To Years Of Slow Economic Growth?

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Wells Fargo's Chief Investment Strategist outlines steps to recovery.…

Income Inequality

Income Inequality

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Starting life with the labor market value of zero, we work toward greater productivity as we gain skills.…

Fundamentals Of Economics

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The author provides a quick summary of the economic principles of supply and demand.…

Free Trade Agenda in 2009

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Forward looking. Establishes a framework for thinking about trade that takes into account more than economics.…

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