A Tale of the Two Trade Deficits between the United States and China

By Olav Dirkmaat on September 19, 2018

Why are the figures for the trade deficit between the United States and China different in the two countries? What does this discrepancy mean? Discover the answers to these questions here.

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Two Economic Fallacies in Trump’s Anti-Trade Speech

By Edgar Ortiz on June 8, 2018

Why are Trump’s anti-trade arguments invalid?

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The Best Countries to Be Born as a Female Are in the West and Capitalist

By Daniel Fernández on April 19, 2018

Is Western society characterized by male privilege? Are economic freedom and capitalism synonymous of male privilege?

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Mexico’s Flattening Yield Curve: A Crisis Sign?

By Edgar Ortiz on April 12, 2018

What are the chances of Mexico entering into a recession?

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The Real Reason Behind the U.S. Trade Deficit (and Why Trump’s Trade War Is Insane)

By Olav Dirkmaat on April 9, 2018

Trump’s trade war borders on insanity. Discover the real reason of the U.S. trade deficit.

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The Fed Ignores the Yield Curve (But the Yield Curve Is Warning for a Recession)

By Olav Dirkmaat on December 20, 2017

Why is Fed Chair Janet Yellen wrong about the yield curve?

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The Real Relationship Between Capitalism and the Environment

By Daniel Fernández on December 19, 2017

Capitalism and the environment: friends or enemies?

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Two Reasons Why The Mexican Peso Appreciated in 2017

By Edgar Ortiz on October 24, 2017

The Mexican peso has recovered much of the value it lost in 2016. Find out the reasons that explain the pesos appreciation here

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Trump’s Tax Reform Dissected

By Olav Dirkmaat on October 17, 2017

Two weeks ago, the Trump administration presented a detailed version of one of Trump’s most important election promises: a tax reform. What are the consequences of Trump’s recent tax proposal for the US budget deficit and public debt?

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Gentrification—and tourism—have become the new target in the never-ending social struggle in favor of the disadvantaged

By Daniel Fernández on October 16, 2017

Gentrification is the new monster to be fought. The term already has such bad press, that almost no one is willing to say anything in its favor (defending gentrification and defending neoliberalism are now almost interchangeable). Can gentrification get a break? Find out more here.

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