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Jerome Powell’s Double Challenge: Slowing Economy and Vanishing Liquidity

The hawkish tone of the Fed’s chairman Jerome Powell on Friday 26th was unequivocal.

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Rinat Akhmetov Files Lawsuit Against Russia in Human Rights Court

Rinat Akhmetov recently filed a lawsuit in Europe against Russia that made headlines for its accusations and requests.

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Social Security: On Hold Until 2034?

For the last 30 years, the actuaries who draw up the long-run projections for Social Security have been forecasting that by the 2030s, there would be inadequate funds to pay promised Social Security benefits.

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Adam Smith and Pin-making: Some Inconvenient Truths

One of the famous anecdotes in economics is about division of labor in a pin factory, as told in the third paragraph of The Wealth of Nations.

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The Oil Market Is Tighter Than You Think

Investors are gloomy due to high volatility in crude oil markets and the cloudy economic outlook.

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A Fertility Patterns Flip-Flop

For some decades now, the world has been following the patterns of a demographic transition with life expectancies rising and birth rates falling, as we head for a world where the elderly are a much larger share of the global population.

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Turn Off the Lights? Europe Hurts Itself Again Trying To Harm Russia

The European Union has announced strict “energy efficiency” consumption reduction measures to cut 15% of gas demand as Russia threatens to shut down gas supplies.

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