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    David Hume was one of the most prominent of the Scottish Moral Philosophers. He is particularly famous as a philosophical skeptic, who, in his book, An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1748), questioned whether man’s reason and reasoning ability could successfully […]

    The post David Hume Believed In The Miracle Of Commerce appeared first on ValueWalk.

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    The most alarming part of the next four years is clear to any advocate of liberty. The growing trend of protectionism and economic nationalism, most clearly signified in the figure of President Donald Trump, represents a staggering regression of the […]

    The post The Immorality Of “America First” Economics appeared first on ValueWalk.

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  • 02/06/17--10:54: The Fed Gets Economics Wrong
  • Economics (in general) is populated at its core by a lot of bad ideas. And these bad ideas have come to be accepted as the correct interpretation of how the economy functions and thus have become the basis for economic […]

    The post The Fed Gets Economics Wrong appeared first on ValueWalk.

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    The enduring power of Essentials of Economics is due to the persuasive power of economic logic itself. If it is done well, it applies in all times and places. And this book does economics extremely well. In times when economics […]

    The post The Backstory Of Ballve’s Masterpiece appeared first on ValueWalk.

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    My book, Advanced Introduction to the Austrian School of Economics, is being translated into Korean, and the translator asked me to provide a short preface for the Korean edition.  I’m reproducing it below, partly just to give my book a […]

    The post Introduction To The Austrian School Of Economics appeared first on ValueWalk.

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  • 02/15/17--20:32: RBI takes away the punchbowl
  • What good is a central banker which keeps interest rate high enough that kills market volaility,the lifeblood of traders , deprive media of sound bytes, hurt asset owners (basically rich guys)  and favors long term effect on real economy over […]

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    The CBOE VIX or volatility index has ground down to very low levels, and as noted in the recent S&P500 #ChartStorm a series of signals and indicators are starting to light up that say the VIX is too low and […]

    The post ChartBrief #56 – Seasons of the VIX appeared first on ValueWalk.

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    There’s value and opportunity in European high-yield bonds today. But if you’re considering using an exchange-traded fund (ETF) to tap into the market, you may want to think again. The reason is simple: Europe’s largest high-yield ETF has consistently underperformed […]

    The post Why European High-Yield ETFs Don’t Deliver appeared first on ValueWalk.

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    CPI excluding food and energy (core-CPI) increased by 31 bps in January for the largest one month increase since March 2006. Headline CPI increased to 2.54% year-over-year which is the fastest growth rate since March 2012. Even with some higher […]

    The post Largest Monthly Gain In US Core-CPI Since March 2006 And More From January’s CPI Report appeared first on ValueWalk.

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    Many Samsung fans were disappointed when the company said that the flagship Galaxy S8 wouldn’t be announced at its MWC event later this month. But the Korean company may have at least something to say about the S8 at the […]

    The post Samsung To Officially Announce Galaxy S8 Launch Date At MWC appeared first on ValueWalk.

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    World Gold Council data released earlier this month reveal a paradox. Demand hit 4,389 tons during 2016, but mines produced only 3,236 tons. Yet despite differing supply demand fundamentals, gold prices rose by only 9%. A supply squeeze that size, […]

    The post Gold Paradox Recalls Bruce Lee’s Fighting (And Investing) Advice appeared first on ValueWalk.

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    Exchange is part of life, even from the youngest age. At first, little kids fight over stuff and their parents have to settle it. But as they get older, perhaps after the age of 6 or so, they discover something […]

    The post What Is The Best Age At Which To Learn Economics? appeared first on ValueWalk.

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    Wharton’s Sidney Winter discusses a new way of looking at technological innovation. Innovative activity is what mainly separates the winners from the losers as industries evolve. The book Innovation and the Evolution of Industries puts forward a new way of […]

    The post A ‘History-Friendly’ Way To Look At Tech Innovation appeared first on ValueWalk.

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    According to a recent annual survey published by the Census Bureau, State and local governments have witnessed the number of those benefiting from public pensions rise by 3.3% in 2016 to total of 10.3 million people. This is an increase […]

    The post Number of workers receiving benefits Rise As Public Pension Fund Earnings Decline appeared first on ValueWalk.

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    A recent report from Stanford University’s Hoover Institution details the “Hidden Debt” and “Hidden Deficits” contained in state and local government pension unfunded liabilities. The report begins by stating: “despite the introduction of new accounting standards, the vast majority of […]

    The post Government Public Pension Liabilities Are Understated By Trillions: New Study appeared first on ValueWalk.

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    Fitch has adjusted the expected discount rate for public pensions to 6% from the rating agency’s previous 7% expected rate of return. This change is based on what the rating agency views as slowed economic growth that will adversely affect […]

    The post Public Pensions Are Slated For Slower Growth – Fitch appeared first on ValueWalk.

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    Last week it was reported that the illinois Budget was in dire financial straits making it a perfect candidate for Sate Bankruptcy. The state faces $15 billion in backlogged bills and mounting ratings downgrades from credit agencies. The struggling state […]

    The post State Of Illinois On Its Last Legs appeared first on ValueWalk.

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