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Category Archives: Joseph Stiglitz

How Socialism Ruined Venezuela

Authored by Rafael Acevedo & Luis B. Cirocco via The Mises Institute, In order to understand the disaster that is unfolding in Venezuela, we need to journey through the most recent century of our history and look at how our institutions have changed over time. What we will find is that Venezuela once enjoyed relatively […]

Weekend Reading: $7 Trillion To Manipulate Prices

Authoreed by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, As the stock market continues to press new highs, the level of optimism climbs with it. I discussed yesterday Richard Thaler’s, a recent recipient of the Nobel Price in Economics, comments about not understanding the current “irrationality of investors relating to their investing behavior.” What is interesting is that […]

The Secret History Of The Banking Crisis

Authored by Adam Tooze via ProspectMagazine.co.uk, Accounts of the financial crisis leave out the story of the secretive deals between banks that kept the show on the road. How long can the system be propped up for? It is a decade since the first tremors of what would become the Great Financial Crisis began to […]

Actions Have Consequences! Ask Venezuela

Authored by Bill Bonner via InternationalMan.com, Let’s turn to an economy getting doomier by the day: Venezuela. Actions have consequences. In public policy, it is impossible to say what the consequences will be. There are too many delusions and too much smoke. Take a policy said to eradicate city rats. Its real purpose is to […]

What Nassim Taleb Can Teach Us

Authored by Jeff Deist via The Mises Institute, Nassim Nicholas Taleb does not suffer fools gladly. Author of several books including The Black Swan and Antifragile, Taleb is known for his incendiary personality almost as much as his brilliant work in probability theory. Readers of his very active Medium page will experience a formidable mind […]

Do Wars Help or HURT the Economy?

Does Defense Spending Stimulate the Economy and Create Jobs … Or Is It BAD for the Economy? Preface: Trump wants to drastically increase military spending.  At the same time, France, China, Japan and other countries are ramping up their military spending. An understanding of the effect on the economy is therefore timely. A number of […]

Nobel Prize Winner Tells Davos’ Elite, US Should “Get Rid Of Currency”

Submitted by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, In the mid-1800s at a time when the United Kingdom was still the dominant superpower in the world, an English scientist named Francis Galton wrote a series of papers arguing for the selective breeding of human beings. Galton’s ideas became known as eugenics. The concept was that genius and […]

Weekend Reading: Anticipation

Submitted by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Over the past couple of weeks, the market has continued to remain overbought, extended and exuberant on “hopes” that Trump’s policies will be the ointment to cure the economy’s ills. As noted yesterday, exuberance has exploded in everything from consumer to investor to business optimism. The explosion of optimism […]

Weekend Reading: Stuck In The Middle – Again

Submitted by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, I have written previously about being stuck in a trading range. “Over the past couple of months, we have continued to drift from one economic report, or Central Bank meeting, to the next. Each report and meeting have continued to leave market participants confused as to what is going […]

Why One Hedge Fund Is Once Again Preparing For The End Of The Euro

Our friends at Fasanara Capital have released a new report, which in keeping with the Mayfair fund’s recent trend of gloomy predictions, has looked beyond the current set of adverse socioeconomic development jarring Europe, and looks forward to the “last act of the Euro”, explaining why “whatever it takes” is now over, and why the […]