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Boom Bust

Steve Keen on most important economic lessons Reuters / Gary Cameron
Steve Keen, head of the School of Economics, History, and Politics at Kingston University, on the two most important economics lessons he hopes his students learn. Check us out on Facebook: https://... December 20, 2014 03:30
Boom Bust

The Boom Bust cycle is as old as Western banking itself. Each day at 4:30 pm EST Erin Ade breaks through the mainstream headlines to find the stories that matter, and help you navigate the Booms and the Busts.

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Wolff and Presad on Fed hike, strong dollar & emerging markets

President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday that we will begin normalizing relations with Cuba. So what are some of the economic implications of this...

December 19, 2014 07:25
Reuters / Jim Urquhart
The future of bitcoin

Bitcoin and the world of crypto currency. Though bitcoin has gained increasing acceptance as a payment platform, the currency value has seen a...

December 18, 2014 03:30
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Jim Rickards & Rick Rule: Tail risk implications of drop in oil & Russian ruble

The Russian currency plummeted Tuesday, losing as much at 19 percent to make it more than 50 percent this year, even after the central bank spent more than...

December 17, 2014 03:30
US President Barack Obama (AFP Photo/Nicholas Kamm)
Bryan Caplan on immigration & open borders, Raoul Pal on innovation in finance

Even though demand has remained fairly moderate, oil producers from Saudi Arabia to the US have increased production. Now some of the nation’s top...

December 16, 2014 04:30
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​Raoul Pal on the strong dollar, tail risk investing and the oil freefall

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has fined 10 banks, including Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, for failing to shield analysts from...

December 13, 2014 03:30
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Don Boudreaux’s & Richard Wolff’s contrasting ideas on immigration, minimum wages

The US House of Representative is set to pass a $1.1 trillion spending bill on Thursday, which includes a banking provision that has left many democrats...

December 12, 2014 03:30
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David Merkel on best sectors as oil declines, Peter Joseph on ‘market paradox’

The report into CIA torture took five years to complete and the details make it very clear that big money was involved in building the detention and...

December 11, 2014 03:30
Athens Stock Exchange in Athens.(Reuters / Alkis Konstantinidis)
Libertarian, Marxist response to power of corporatism

Greece is back in crisis, and the reason is that none of the issues surrounding its economy were ever resolved in the first place. Edward weighs in. Don...

December 10, 2014 03:30
Reuters / Mike Blake
Watch out! The drop in oil is not like a pure tax cut

Why is McDonald’s losing its mojo? Edward Harrison weighs in. Frances Coppola, associate editor at Pieria, tells us what lessons she thinks the UK and US...

December 09, 2014 05:30