All posts tagged "Trade"

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    The TPP is Supply Management

    Despite the talk from the establishment about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is about global free trade...

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    Oh, the horror of cheaper Chinese goods!

    Re: Cheaper Chinese Currency Has Global Impact China’s money dictators have decided to put all Chinese exports on sale, allowing people in foreign countries to buy more Chinese goods for the same amount of local currency or invest in any manner of other financial transactions that will increase their quality of life...

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    My Advice for Greece

      Leave both the European Union (EU) and the European Monetary Union (EMU). These are very flawed institutions. In his prescient book Tragedy of the Euro, Professor Philip Bagus uses the term “misconstructed”, which I think is very descriptive of the EU and the EMU. There is nothing that the European Union...

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    Trade Autarky: Do It For the Children!

    Walking out of the grocery store today I saw this sticker:   What was impressive about this...

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    The Threat to the Dollar as the World's Primary Reserve Currency

    (Following is the text of a speech given today at Drake University at the annual convention of the Iowa Association of Political Scientists.)   The Threat to the Dollar as the World’s Premier Reserve Currency …but does it really matter? By Patrick Barron   My answer is that, “Yes”, it really matters....

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    Denmark joins Switzerland in mad rush to destroy its currency

    Denmark promises to match the ECB’s money printing craze First the normally sane Swiss promise to match the European Central Bank’s money printing mania. Now the Danes’ have succumbed to the same insane fever. These central bankers harbor the fallacious notion that they can “protect” their currency by debasing it. Yes, if...

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    Planning begins for a euro-free Europe

    From today’s Open Europe news summary: In an interview with RTL, Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem admitted that the Dutch government looked at what would happen if plans to save the euro “didn’t succeed”. His predecessor Jan Kees de Jager added separately that the Netherlands had worked on the issue with Germany and that...

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    Will Foreign Loans Make Us Rich?

    One of a number of posters created by the Economic...

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    “Outsourcing” Makes Us Richer

    Reprinted from The Freeman This short video, put out by the Million Jobs Project, currently has more...

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    Trade does not need to be managed

    From today’s Open Europe news summary: Writing in the Telegraph, London Mayor Boris Johnson argues that “It is clear that 25 years ago we made a miscalculation about one of the consequences of EU enlargement. We were right to want to expand the EU… But I think many of us naively and vaguely...

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    How Regulated is Canadian Agriculture?

    The 2014 Farm Bill has been passed. While some are complaining that the newest iteration of the...

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    On Low-Skilled Foreign Workers

    As nations compete to win the global talent race, the benefits of high skilled immigration seem clear...

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    A Question for Ford Motor Company

    Re: Ford threatens to leave Britain if Britain leaves the EU Would Steve Odell change his mind if, at the same time that Britain left the EU, it adopted unilateral free trade?  I don’t see why he would not (change his mind, that is).  If he wants to meet the EU regulations...

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    Two Economic Lessons

    From today’s Open Europe news summary: In a new report released today Business for Britain calls for UK firms which do not export to the EU to be exempt from EU regulation as part of a renegotiation over the UK’s membership of the EU. Open Europe research: Regulation Open Europe research: Trade...

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    Gold for Cash!

    Need to balance the books? Why not sell your gold? This is the route the federal government...

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    The Great North Pole Heist

    Santa Claus is not going to be too pleased this Christmas. Asserting Canada´s rights in the Arctic...

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    Why doesn’t the EU just eliminate its import duties?

    Re: EU seeks “time for reflection” after Vilnius summit failure I found this statement by EU Commission President Manuel Barroso to be particularly insightful: “This Agreement would save Ukrainian business some €500 million a year just in  import duties,” Barroso underlined after the summit… By this statement Barroso admits that the EU...

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    Whine and Cheese

    First it was Canadian dairy producers who were upset with the proposed Canada-EU trade deal. Now it turns out Ontario’s wine producers are also riled up. The proposed deal will make it cheaper for many goods to trade across the Atlantic. Patrick Gedge, president and CEO of the Winery and Grower Alliance...

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    Online Black Market “Silk Road” Shut Down; FBI Connects Owner to the Mises Institute

    The online black market Silk Road, that served as a haven for those interested in purchasing illicit...

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    A Jacobian Theory on the Origin of the Market & the State

    Jane Jacobs was an American-Canadian journalist, author, and activist best known for her work on urban studies....