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  • Teaching Economic Dynamism

    Business leaders often argue that the widening education gap – the disparity between what young people learn and the skills that the job market demands – is a leading contributor to high unemployment and slow growth in many countries. For their part, governments seem convinced that the best way to close the gap is to increase the number of students […]

    Teaching Economic Dynamism
  • Mandated Disclosure Laws -- Another Policy Failure That Politicians Can't Resist

    Having information is good, right? Information helps people make good decisions, so it’s obvious that laws mandating disclosure of information must be a benefit to the public. That’s the logic behind many laws and regulations anyway. And like the logic behind many laws, it’s mistaken. So say professors Omri Ben-Shahar (University of Chicago) and Carl Schneider (University of Michigan) in […]

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  • Why This Equity Rally is About to End Badly

    The deafening cacophony on Wall Street for the past six years has been 'since interest rates are at zero percent, there is no place other than stocks in which to put your money'. For most, it just doesn't matter that the ratio of Total Market Cap to GDP is 125 percent, which is 15 percent points higher than in 2007 and the […]

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  • How To Make Money From A Weaker Euro Using ETFs

    The U.S. economy has been growing at an anemic rate; yet compared to Europe, it is doing great. If they are not there already, many economies in Europe are on the brink of recession. In fact, the largest euro-zone economies, Germany, France, and Italy, all contracted during the second quarter. No wonder Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, […]

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  • What Inflation and Deflation Risks Mean for Interest Rates

    Executive Summary My top points of the week, noted with an asterisk (*). 1)    Hyper low inflation yields in Germany, Japan, France, and Canada are the result of global deflationary concerns stemming from inadequate growth and excessive debt. Anything and everything that facilitates real economic growth are the best solutions to fight debt and deflationary pressures. 2)    I have never […]

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Teaching Economic Dynamism

Teaching Economic Dynamism

Business leaders often argue that the widening education gap – the disparity between what young people learn and the skills that the job market demands – is a leading contributor to high unemployment and slow growth in many countries. For their part, governments seem convinced that the best way to close the gap is to increase the number of students […]

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Mandated Disclosure Laws -- Another Policy Failure That Politicians Can't Resist

Having information is good, right? Information helps people make good decisions, so it’s obvious that laws mandating disclosure of information must be a benefit to the public. That’s the logic behind many laws and regulations anyway. And like the logic behind many laws, it’s mistaken. So say professors Omri Ben-Shahar (University of Chicago) and Carl Schneider (University of Michigan) in […]

Read more ›
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Why This Equity Rally is About to End Badly

The deafening cacophony on Wall Street for the past six years has been 'since interest rates are at zero percent, there is no place other than stocks in which to put your money'. For most, it just doesn't matter that the ratio of Total Market Cap to GDP is 125 percent, which is 15 percent points higher than in 2007 and the […]

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How To Make Money From A Weaker Euro Using ETFs

The U.S. economy has been growing at an anemic rate; yet compared to Europe, it is doing great. If they are not there already, many economies in Europe are on the brink of recession. In fact, the largest euro-zone economies, Germany, France, and Italy, all contracted during the second quarter. No wonder Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, […]

Read more ›
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What Inflation and Deflation Risks Mean for Interest Rates

Executive Summary My top points of the week, noted with an asterisk (*). 1)    Hyper low inflation yields in Germany, Japan, France, and Canada are the result of global deflationary concerns stemming from inadequate growth and excessive debt. Anything and everything that facilitates real economic growth are the best solutions to fight debt and deflationary pressures. 2)    I have never […]

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The Fed's Ice Bucket Challenge

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past month, you have more than likely heard of the ALS Ice bucket challenge. But, just in case you have been living under that rock: the challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and challenging others to do the same. […]

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The Truth About Market Corrections

Executive Summary My top points of the week, noted with an asterisk (*). 1)    The legitimacy of this lengthy and powerful bull market in stocks has been doubted and disrespected by many professional pundits who have been bothered by the Federal Reserve’s role in distorting risk assets, and by professional pundits who have failed to appreciate the disconnect between an […]

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