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Cuba Monetary Unification
The immediate effect of the monetary unification has been tough, leading to widespread unrest. (mambí)

The End of Cuba’s Artificial Hard Money

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Phasing Out of Dollar-Pegged Peso Triggers Devaluation

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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

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John Dobelman Delivers Overdue Critique of Financial Orthodoxy

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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

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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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Emanuel Derman, author of My Life as a Quant.
Emanuel Derman, author of My Life as a Quant and Columbia University professor. (Institute of Physics)

What Intellectuals Resent about Laissez Faire

1603 790 Fergus Hodgson, CAIA

‘My Life as a Quant’ Reveals Envy of Physicist Turned Financial Engineer

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coronavirus inflation
Economists call inflation a hidden tax because it chips away at the purchasing power of a currency. (John Loo)

Why Inflation Is Inevitable after Coronavirus Bailout

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The millions of Americans receiving the $1,200 aid check in the coming weeks will feel relief now but inevitably suffer down the road, as inflation rises.

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libre comercio chile
Chile cuenta con tratados comerciales que abarcan 65 mercados, incluído Canadá, lo que representa el 88 % del PIB mundial. (Pixabay)

Libre comercio peligra si marxistas toman la posta en Chile

1170 658 Paz Gómez

Una nueva Constitución que impida apertura económica afectará exportaciones canadienses

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subsoil privatization
Cerrejón, a large open-pit coal mine in Colombia. (Wikimedia)

How to Break the Privatization Taboo in Colombia

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María Alejandra Londoño Makes Case for Subsoil Resources

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digital gdp
GDP measurements will need tweaking to account for a new economic era. (FCPP)

Old-School Stats Neglect Digital Economy

1170 658 Fergus Hodgson, CAIA

Economic Innovation Has Heightened, Migrated Online

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Yale University recently changed the federal code of its economics programs to add the STEM recognition. (Pixabay)

5 Reasons Why Economics Deserves STEM Recognition

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Mathematically-Oriented Discipline Offers Students 21st-Century Skills

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