Category: Op Ed

Tiananmen Square Protest and Put-Down, 25 Years Later

June 4th, 2014
in Op Ed

Twenty-five years ago today, the student-led pro-democracy protest in Tiananmen Square was brutally put-down by the soldiers. Was it a big event at the time? Yes! Should it be a big deal today? Yes, but perhaps not for the reason you may think ... more »

How Fractional Reserves and Inflation Cause Economic Inequality

June 3rd, 2014
in Op Ed, syndication

by Andreas Marquart, Mises.org [Editor’s Note: Andreas Marquart and Philipp Bagus recently released a new German-language book, Warum anderen auf Ihre Kosten immer reicher werden — und welche Rolle Staat und Papiergield dabei spielen, about “why oth… more »

Restoring Science’s Place in Society will Help Us Resolve the Big Debates

June 3rd, 2014
in Op Ed

In the early days of independent India, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru said:“It is science alone that can solve the problems of hunger and poverty … of a rich country inhabited by starving people.” Would any head of state today voice this view? more »

Cool Japan: An Enterprising New Model?

June 3rd, 2014
in Op Ed, syndication

by John West, Asian Century Institute Japan may be on the cusp of a fresh wave of “cool entrepreneurship” that could turn the country’s creative industries into a new source of growth. Japan may be on the cusp of a fresh wave of “cool entrepreneurs… more »

Echoes of 1937 in the Current Economic Cycle

June 2nd, 2014
in Op Ed

by Brendan Brown, Mises.org It is not too early to ask how the present US business cycle expansion, already more than five years old, will end. The history of the last great US monetary experiment in “quantitative easing” (QE) from 1934-7 suggests t… more »

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