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Your Guide to Winning the Economy Debate at Thanksgiving Dinner.

Family dinner debates are like candied yams: Nobody really enjoys them, but they’re inevitable at Thanksgiving. Family dinner debates are like candied yams: Nobody really...

Multiple Root Problems Lie Behind Italy's Economic Woes.

Via Global Macro Monitor, Great synopsis of Italy’s economic and political woes by the FT. The country’s lagging GDP per capita is all you need...

Rosie On Investing In 2019 – Financial Post.

Does China Have Enough Gold to Move Toward Hard Currency?.

Are the Chinese Keynesian? We can be reasonably certain that Chinese government officials approaching middle age have been heavily westernised through their education. Nowhere is...

Verdens tegneserier på denne uges arrangementer.

Drawing the top stories around the globe. First published in The Economist, U.K., November 17, 2018 | By Kal First published on POLITICO.eu, Belgium,...

Italian budget standoff gets in way of eurozone reform.

Eurogroup finance ministers fret about rising risks to the bloc from Rome's rule-breaking. Italy’s challenge to the EU’s fiscal rules is set to derail the...

It’s all in Kuznets…..

I just re-read, or read properly, Simon Kuznets’ 1966 book Modern Economic Growth. (A sliver of silver lining in libraries closing or getting rid of...

The stock market looks like it’s past the point of no return — and not even the Fed can save it from the next crash.

Spencer Platt/Getty Rising interest rates have been a significant catalyst of the corrections in equities this year. According to one Wall Street strategist, they've moved...

Burning bright or burned out? The outlook for coal and natural gas markets.

This blog is the third in a series of ten blogs on commodity market developments, elaborating on themes discussed in the latest edition of the...

Canada's Crude Crisis Is Accelerating.

Authored by Haley Zaremba via Oilprice.com, Canadian oil producers are in an increasingly tough predicament. With high and increasing oil demand around the globe over...

Chinese inquiries up for Calgary's residential real estate.

Inquiries by Chinese buyers into the Calgary real estate market have jumped dramatically over the past year, according to figures compiled by the Juwai.com website,...

Planet earth to Mario Draghi - AEI - American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise.

In July 2008, on the eve of the Lehman bankruptcy, the European Central Bank decided to hike European interest rates. Today, Mario Draghi’s ECB seems...

A Market for Votes?.

Michael Sandel and Joe Stiglitz discuss why selling votes is bad for democracy, and how individual self-interest doesn’t always serve the public good In this...

It's Not a Problem When the Chinese Don't Spend Their Dollars Here.

What if you found out that the Chinese are burying dollars under the Great Wall of China? What would your reaction be? Would you be...

The Startup Bubble Is A Derivative Of The Stock Market Bubble.

Authored by Jesse Colombo via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, TechCrunch recently posted a fascinating chart of the monthly count of global VC deals that raised $100 million or more since...

Zimbabwe's Inflation Rate Balloons To 20.85%: The Unofficial Rate Is Likely Higher.

Via TechZim.co.zw, Following a spate of recent price hikes that had a 2008 feel and even included price control threats from the government it comes as no...

Just Released: A Look at Borrowing, Repayment, and Bankruptcy Rates by Age.

Household debt balances increased in the third quarter of 2018, a 17th consecutive increase. Total debt balances reached $13.51 trillion, a level more than 20...

Scientists’ Long Wait to Redefine the Kilogram Is Finally Over.

For decades, the kilogram has had a weight-loss problem. For decades, scientists have known that the kilogram has a weight-loss problem. And yes, they know...

Libyan fund: 5 EU countries released Gaddafi’s frozen money.

Despite sanctions, Libyan Investment Authority says UK, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and Belgium all released cash. Libya’s sovereign wealth fund said five EU countries paid out...

'Amazon will fail. Amazon will go bankrupt': Jeff Bezos makes surprise admission about Amazon's lifespan.

Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images Jeff Bezos told Amazon employees that he predicts "one day Amazon will fail," according to a recording of an internal...

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