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Japan’s Well-Fed Zombie Corporations | Gunther Schnabl, Taiki Murai

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The corona crisis has intensified the discussion about the zombification of the economy; enterprises have become more dependent on government bailouts, loans, subsidies, short-time...

ECB signals rising concern about eurozone bond market sell-off

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The European Central Bank has indicated it will increase the pace of its emergency bond purchases to counter the recent sell-off in eurozone sovereign...

Want More Entrepreneurship? Embrace Long-Term Legal Stability. | Michele Corgatelli

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Prudent economic calculation becomes more difficult as legal and regulatory regimes are subject to frequent changes and political upheaval.  Original Article: "Want More Entrepreneurship? Embrace...

The energy optimism of Austin Vernon – Marginal REVOLUTION

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I’m pretty convinced that even with business as usual carbon emissions will drop like an anvil in most developed countries over the next decade. Solar...

Geopolitical supremacy will increasingly depend on computer chips

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If humanity’s priorities were measured in building costs, then they would rank as: reverence for God, the future of physics and the production of...

The Biggest Lies of the Impeachment Saga | James Bovard

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The latest impeachment saga simply confirms Thomas Paine’s adage: “The trade of governing has always been monopolized by the most ignorant and the most...

Thursday assorted links – Marginal REVOLUTION

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1. The writing of philosophy.  And what is up in chess yes the world is really weird. 2. Sam Hammond on pro-family policy. 3. How Andy...

New US jobless claims fall to lowest level in 3 months

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New US unemployment filings fell last week to their lowest level in 12 weeks, in a sign of easing pressure on the jobs market...

Some Coloradoans Want to Break Off and Join Wyoming. They Should at Least Get...

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Last month, a group of activists in Weld County, Colorado, began floating the idea that the county should leave Colorado and be annexed by...

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