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Monthly Archives June 2016

On the price of oil

Posted by Steve H. Hanke
June 8, 2016

This article appeared in the June 2016 issue of Globe Asia. Since its high of almost $108/bbl in June of 2014, we have witnessed a stunning collapse in the price of oil. Indeed, in February 2016, a barrel of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was trading at $26/bbl, a 76 percent plunge from the June 2014 highs. […]

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Op-ed: Trump’s problem with the Fed

June 6, 2016

This piece originally appeared in The Hill  By Judy Shelton Donald Trump has a problem with the Federal Reserve. You could call it a love/hate relationship. He loves low-interest rates because, as a builder, low-cost financing enables him to develop new projects that add value to the economy. But he also thinks the zero interest rate policies […]

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IMF economists criticize “neoliberalism”

June 1, 2016

In a recent Finance & Development piece, several IMF economists came together to criticize neoliberal reforms made by governments across the globe. Their main argument is that, “Instead of delivering growth, some neoliberal policies have increased inequality, in turn jeopardizing durable expansion.” More specifically, they criticize “capital account liberalization” and austerity reforms. These measures can […]

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