Free Versus Unregulated Markets

You will, from time to time, see people ask for more regulation of markets. I don’t really need to cite any examples, do I? They’re all over today’s newspapers, claiming that unregulated or deregulated or free markets are responsible for the collapse of various businesses.

There is no such thing as an unregulated . . . → Read More: Free Versus Unregulated Markets

Economic Costs and Benefits of German Unification

On Wednesday, it had been 20 years since the fall of the Berlin wall and the eventual collapse of communist political and economic system in Central and Eastern Europe. However, there is still discussion about economic costs and benefits of German reunification (Wiedervereinigung). I’ve been motivated to open this debate by professor Becker’s analysis . . . → Read More: Economic Costs and Benefits of German Unification

Gold Already Trading At $1,300 Per Ounce

Back in June of 2008 after the Cambridge House Investment Conference I wrote about how Vietnam had limited gold imports but with all the updates to RunToGold it appears the article was lost to the Internet ether.  The last time I was in Vietnam to visit a few factories, including one of Nike’s, I . . . → Read More: Gold Already Trading At $1,300 Per Ounce