Category Archives: Social policy

“Many Areas of Appalachia and Mississippi Delta Have Lower Life Expectancy Than Bangladesh”

Four Nobel Prize winners agree that rent-seeking is the biggest driver of rising inequality.

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The Global War on Cash – Lessons from History

Introduction Regular readers will be fully up to speed on the Reserve Bank of India’s botched attempt at a handbrake turn style demonetisation thanks to Jerri-Lynn Scofield’s thorough coverage (see here, here and here for more background on this sorry tale). But the Indian government’s attempt at implementing a strategy of moving an economy away from physical cash […]

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