Publications

Market Innovation & Competitive Governance
Monetary Metals
The company’s objective is to offer investors an incentive to go beyond hoarding and to use gold as money. (17095 images)

Monetary Metals Turns Gold Into Fixed Income

1170 658 Paz Gómez

Lend Rather than Hoard for In-Kind Returns

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Matthew Raphael Johnson
Matthew Raphael Johnson, a "Russian Orthodox Medievalist," does more harm than good by writing on Latin America. (Realist Report)

Matthew Raphael Johnson’s Perversion of Latin American History

1285 630 Fergus Hodgson

DIY Book Shows Pitfalls of Putting Ideology before Evidence

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Alaska
Few issues impact every single Alaskan more than the annual dividend from the fund. (12019/10259 images)

What Endangers the Alaska Fund

1170 658 Caitlin Rose Morgante

Politics Proves Weak Link amid Shortfall

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Rice University, whose mascot is the owl, has for decades been home to two efficient-markets critics. (Rice University)

How Efficient Markets Became Academic Dogma

949 468 Fergus Hodgson

John Dobelman Delivers Overdue Critique of Financial Orthodoxy

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Guyana
In 2015, Guyana, an agriculture-based economy, found oil deposits along 193 km of its coast. (Dan Lundberg)

How Petrostate Guyana Got Caught in the Cross Hairs

1170 658 Paz Gómez

A tiny English-speaking country in northern South America, Guyana will be the world’s fastest-growing economy thanks to the massive oil reservoirs.

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neobank user
Despite Latin America’s legendary burdensome regulations, the first neobank in the region also emerged in 2013. (Canva)

Neobanks a Game-Changer for Unbanked in Brazil

1170 658 Paz Gómez

Despite economic woes, Brazil has emerged as an unlikely global leader in the next generation of banks.

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MILA
MILA will not take off until member countries harmonize investment rules and provide tax incentives. (MILA)

The Latin American Integrated Market (MILA): A Misnomer?

1170 658 Daniel Duarte

Lack of Harmonization, Red Tape Hamper Investment

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Honduras Prospera
Honduras Próspera is offering limited presale reservations for housing units that will become a boutique hotel. (Próspera)

First Startup City Revives Honduran ZEDEs

1170 658 Paz Gómez

For years, Honduras’s ZEDEs seemed destined to never get off the ground. Roatán Próspera took everyone by surprise when it launched in early May 2020.

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Ignoring or downplaying cryptocurrency critics will not make them go away.
Ignoring or downplaying cryptocurrency roadblocks will not make them go away. (Zach Copley)

Five Ways Cryptocurrency Critics Are Right

1939 956 Fergus Hodgson

What We Can Learn from Naysayers

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alternative investments scrutiny
WeWork's 2019 IPO fiasco was a wake-up call for venture capital. (Wikimedia)

Can Alternative Investments Withstand Mainstream Scrutiny?

710 350 Daniel Duarte

Once deemed the Wild West of finance, alternative investments have matured and doubled their market share over the past 15 years.

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Monetary Metals
The company’s objective is to offer investors an incentive to go beyond hoarding and to use gold as money. (17095 images)

Monetary Metals Turns Gold Into Fixed Income

1170 658 Paz Gómez

Lend Rather than Hoard for In-Kind Returns

read more
Matthew Raphael Johnson
Matthew Raphael Johnson, a "Russian Orthodox Medievalist," does more harm than good by writing on Latin America. (Realist Report)

Matthew Raphael Johnson’s Perversion of Latin American History

1285 630 Fergus Hodgson

DIY Book Shows Pitfalls of Putting Ideology before Evidence

read more
Alaska
Few issues impact every single Alaskan more than the annual dividend from the fund. (12019/10259 images)

What Endangers the Alaska Fund

1170 658 Caitlin Rose Morgante

Politics Proves Weak Link amid Shortfall

read more
Rice University, whose mascot is the owl, has for decades been home to two efficient-markets critics. (Rice University)

How Efficient Markets Became Academic Dogma

949 468 Fergus Hodgson

John Dobelman Delivers Overdue Critique of Financial Orthodoxy

read more
Guyana
In 2015, Guyana, an agriculture-based economy, found oil deposits along 193 km of its coast. (Dan Lundberg)

How Petrostate Guyana Got Caught in the Cross Hairs

1170 658 Paz Gómez

A tiny English-speaking country in northern South America, Guyana will be the world’s fastest-growing economy thanks to the massive oil reservoirs.

read more
neobank user
Despite Latin America’s legendary burdensome regulations, the first neobank in the region also emerged in 2013. (Canva)

Neobanks a Game-Changer for Unbanked in Brazil

1170 658 Paz Gómez

Despite economic woes, Brazil has emerged as an unlikely global leader in the next generation of banks.

read more
MILA
MILA will not take off until member countries harmonize investment rules and provide tax incentives. (MILA)

The Latin American Integrated Market (MILA): A Misnomer?

1170 658 Daniel Duarte

Lack of Harmonization, Red Tape Hamper Investment

read more
Honduras Prospera
Honduras Próspera is offering limited presale reservations for housing units that will become a boutique hotel. (Próspera)

First Startup City Revives Honduran ZEDEs

1170 658 Paz Gómez

For years, Honduras’s ZEDEs seemed destined to never get off the ground. Roatán Próspera took everyone by surprise when it launched in early May 2020.

read more
Ignoring or downplaying cryptocurrency critics will not make them go away.
Ignoring or downplaying cryptocurrency roadblocks will not make them go away. (Zach Copley)

Five Ways Cryptocurrency Critics Are Right

1939 956 Fergus Hodgson

What We Can Learn from Naysayers

read more
alternative investments scrutiny
WeWork's 2019 IPO fiasco was a wake-up call for venture capital. (Wikimedia)

Can Alternative Investments Withstand Mainstream Scrutiny?

710 350 Daniel Duarte

Once deemed the Wild West of finance, alternative investments have matured and doubled their market share over the past 15 years.

read more
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