• Steve H. Hanke
    05/04/2016 - 08:00
    Authored by Steve H. Hanke of The Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. A few weeks ago, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) sprang a surprise. It announced that a...

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Apple's Lost Lustre

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Corporate Gravy Train: Dudley Still Gets 20% Raise After BP Shareholders Reject the Pay Deal

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Is it 2008 All Over Again (China, Hype and Hope)?

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How To Profit From Pessimism In Europe

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Joke Of The Week: Italy’s Bank Rescue Fund

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The Nature of a Career Politician

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Fiat Money Fairytales

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The Fed is Lying About the Recovery... and Inflation

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Kuwait Oil Production Drops 1.7 Million Barrels Per Day Versus Failed Doha Talks (Video)

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