Category Archives: Foreign Aid

If The World Picked U.S. President…

…then we wouldn’t be the U.S. (NPR) The presidential election here at home is neck and neck. The Real Clear Politics average of the popular vote puts Gov. Mitt Romney 0.6 percent ahead of President Obama.But if the world had … Continue reading

Closed System, Competition, Complexity, Culture Divide, Current Events, Euro Crisis, Foreign Aid, Free Market, Frontier Thesis, Interdependency, Keynesianism, Marxism, Motivation, Perpetuity, Political Theory, Polycentrism, Self-Government, Self-Rule | Leave a comment

The European crisis dramatized

She’s German. He’s Greek. Watch, enjoy, tell us what you think — and what you can spot… Music provided by archive.org. For credits and more see www.europeanbreakup.eu @econfilm #AVEBU

2007-08 Crisis, Bureaucracy, Complexity, Current Events, Debt Ceiling, Economic Theory, Euro Crisis, Foreign Aid, Free Market, Government Shutdown, Inflation, Interdependency, Keynesianism, Marxism, Motivation, National Debt, Perpetuity, Political Theory, Trade, Welfare Statism | Leave a comment

Greece–a portent of things to come?

Moodys Investors Service considers Greece to have defaulted per its default definitions. The announcement comes despite Athens reaching a deal with private creditors for a bond exchange that will shave €107 billion from its €350 billion debt. The agency pointed … Continue reading

Budget Deficit, Capitalism, Competition, Complexity, Consumerism, Currency, Current Events, Debt Ceiling, Economic Policy, Euro Crisis, Federal Budget, Foreign Aid, Free Market, Inflation, Interdependency, Keynesianism, Marxism, Motivation, Perpetuity, Political Theory, Poverty, Public Choice Theory, Systems Theory, Welfare Statism | Leave a comment

The end of the euro?–Tyler Cowen on the European crisis

(EconTalk) Tyler Cowen of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the European crisis. Cowen argues that Greece is likely to default either in fact or in spirit but that the key question is which nations might … Continue reading

2007-08 Crisis, Austrian School, Closed System, Competition, Complexity, Current Events, Debt Ceiling, Economic Policy, Economic Theory, Federal Budget, Foreign Aid, George Mason School, Inflation, Interdependency, Keynesianism, Marxism, Motivation, National Debt, Perpetuity, Political Theory, Systems Theory, Wealth, Welfare Statism, Zero-sum | Leave a comment

New charter city in the works

(TED) Back in 2009, Paul Romer unveiled the idea for a “charter city” — a new kind of city with rules that favor democracy and trade. This year, at TED2011, he tells the story of how such a city might … Continue reading

Autarchy, Competition, Economic Theory, Foreign Aid, Free Land, Frontier Thesis, Inspiration, Motivation, Polycentrism, Poverty, Self-Government, Self-Rule, Solutions, Systems Theory | Leave a comment

Radically rethinking the way we fight poverty

The authors of Poor Economics have a point: Ideology drives a lot of policies, and even the most well-intentioned ideas can get bogged down by ignorance of ground-level realities and inertia at the level of the implementer. Trying to solve … Continue reading

Complexity, Economic Policy, Foreign Aid, Interdependency, Political Theory, Poverty, Self-Government, Self-Reliance, Self-Rule, Self-Sufficiency, Solutions, Systems Theory, Wealth | Leave a comment