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French Fried Entrepreneurs: They Are Leaving

Written by Gary North on June 3, 2014


Rich people in France are pulling up stakes. They will escape the tax man. (Unlike the USA, if you are not living in France, you do not pay taxes to the French government.) Young people in France who want to start businesses say they want to leave France. A lot of them will. France’s taxes […]

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European Quantitative Easing Hinges On… German Vacation Spending?

Posted on April 8, 2014


Whether or not the European Central Bank will take the quantitative-easing plunge is on the minds of investors around the world, including in the U.S. But in the end, the decision, or at least it’s timing, could revolve around German holiday-makers and the prices they pay for their spring vacations, argues Standard Bank’s Steven Barrow. […]

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China is Falling Behind The Curve in Employing Young Work Force

Posted on February 22, 2014


Youth unemployment has created “a generation at risk” according to the International Labor Organization, with worldwide youth unemployment forecast to rise to 12.8 percent by 2018. But these headline figures do not necessarily tell the real story given the discrepancies among different parts of the world. In the developed economies, the youth unemployment rate – […]

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Foreigners Start Selling U. S. Bonds

Written by Gary North on August 20, 2013

The TIC report, issued monthly by the U.S. Treasury, indicates that the central banks of Japan and China recently started selling Treasury debt. I have created a quick link for subscribers. You can check this at any time. Type in this address, and click: http://bit.ly/TICreport. This month, the dumping of U.S. Treasury bonds by foreigners […]

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QE 3 Moves to Japan

Written by Gary North on April 4, 2013

The Bank of Japan has announced a quantitative easing (mass inflation) QE program that matches Bernanke’s: $75 billion a month in purchases of Japanese government bonds. This is just under $1 trillion a year. But Japan’s GDP is only $6 trillion — 40% the United States’ GDP. This is way beyond Bernanke. For the Bank […]

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Foreign Aid TO America: Get Yours While You Still Can!

Written by Gary North on January 18, 2012

The government knows how to make important facts really boring. Consider this: The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that total November exports of $177.8 billion and imports of $225.6 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $47.8 billion, up from $43.3 […]

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Tall Skyscrapers and Big Crashes: Get Ready

Written by Gary North on January 16, 2012

Did you know that there is a tight correlation between the completion of the world’s tallest skyscraper and either a recession or a depression within a year or two? Well, there is. Dr. Mark Thornton of the Mises Institute published an article on this in 2005. Worldwide, real estate peaked in 2006. Then came the […]

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Financial Reppression Gets a Shot in the Arm

Written by Gary North on January 10, 2012

Keynesians learn nothing. Here is an article on how great financial repression is when compared with liberty. Voters in the West have accepted this for 75 years. Financial repression is the name economists give to the various ways that governments encourage or force investors to buy sovereign debt at unattractive prices. Economists Carmen Reinhart and […]

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Bailing Out of the Dollar

Written by Gary North on December 28, 2011

China and Japan have taken the first step in abandoning the dollar. I have been waiting for this for years. Now it has happened. Japan and China will promote direct trading of yen and yuan without using dollars and will encourage the development of a market for companies involved in the exchanges, the Japanese government […]

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