Category Archives: Income disparity

Don Quijones: Wall Street Mega-Landlord Blackstone Turns Screw on Spanish Government & Property Market

Blackstone is a major operator in the Spanish property market. This post discusses the Spanish government’s plans to enact modest protections for tenants by reforming rent laws. Will the government respond to tenant needs, or give way to the private equity firm’s implicit threat to reduce its Spanish property investments? Alas, it looks likely that the government will fail to deliver on its reform pledge.

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Cryptocurrencies: Financial (In)stability and (Un)fairness

If private cryptocurrencies were to find widespread economic use, either coexisting with or fully displacing fiat money, the result would be increased financial instability, inequality, and social instability.

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