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The battle of three centuries: The history of central banks

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How Did Venezuela Become Such A Disaster?

You’ve probably read or heard a great deal about the incipient chaos in Venezuela.  There are serious food shortages, rampant crime, seething unrest, and the threat of a violent government crackdown.  81 more words

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Joe Chidley: Venezuelan tragedy a lesson in the long-run perils of populism

It’s difficult to know what to make of the tragedy unfolding in Venezuela, other than to take notice. Once among Latin America’s most promising economies, and home to the world’s largest oil reserves, Venezuela is in the throes of a humanitarian crisis fuelled by political turmoil and a deep recession. 869 more words

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Thursday 20 April, 2017 Update: Anti-Government Protests Blanket Venezuela

The days of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his regime might finally be numbered. Massive protests were staged on Wednesday in Caracas and across the country. 373 more words

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David Rosenberg: Don't blame Trump for market jitters — blame the players and pundits who treated Trumpflation as a done deal

Donald Trump has faced a wave of criticism — including from yours truly — over his recent series of policy “flip flops.”

But in reading over a critique I wrote for clients last week, I realized that, in actuality, Trump deserves credit for moving back towards the middle of the curve and abandoning his populist, nationalistic and protectionist agenda. 693 more words

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Crisis and the Failure of Economic Theory

The contemporary economic crisis is an extraordinary opportunity to test the relevance of economic theory. The first lesson to be learnt from this crisis is that economic theories are not abstract constructions, extraneous to the real world, but they produce significant consequences for the welfare of a society. 922 more words

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