Economy
A neglected hero: part I

A neglected hero: part I

American President Grover Cleveland (1837 – 1908) is rather neglected in the sequence of US leaders. For schoolchildren, he appears as the man who was both the 22nd and the 24th president – he lost his reelection bid the first time to Benjamin Harrison but then defeated Harrison in his reelection bid four years later. Cleveland deserves to be remembered for much more than his dramatic…

Tax competition again under fire by European Commission

Tax competition again under fire by European Commission

The European Commission is attempting to secretly consult member states on unanimity voting on tax…

A European Central Bank Primer (IV): Transmission Mechanisms of Monetary Policy

A European Central Bank Primer (IV): Transmission Mechanisms of Monetary Policy

In a previous article, I introduced the concept of long-term neutrality of money, which the ECB…

Don’t give The EU Commission more power to introduce new taxes

Don’t give The EU Commission more power to introduce new taxes

When most of us where occupied preparing to celebrate Christmas the European Commission launched a…

Open Borders? Maybe Not. Immigration According to the Austrian School (Part IV)

Open Borders? Maybe Not. Immigration According to the Austrian School (Part IV)

Murray Rothbard   “… A wide and diverse range of communities which people can…

France's extremes could capitalise on the yellow vest movement

France's extremes could capitalise on the yellow vest movement

The yellow vest movement has taken its toll on the presidency of Emmanuel Macron. Given the…

A European Central Bank Primer (III): Unconventional Monetary Policy Tools

A European Central Bank Primer (III): Unconventional Monetary Policy Tools

In the second part of this primer, I discussed how the ECB conducts monetary policy with the aim of…

A European Central Bank Primer (II):  How does the ECB conduct monetary policy?

A European Central Bank Primer (II): How does the ECB conduct monetary policy?

In a previous article, I talked about the objective, organizational structure and responsibilities…

Macron's yellow vests concessions are bound to make things worse

Macron's yellow vests concessions are bound to make things worse

In light of the yellow vests protests in France, president Emmanuel Macron has made a number of…

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