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Crisis in Japan: What Happens When You Meddle With the Economy

The problem with taxes in most nations is that the people and the governing body must come to an agreement to impose and pay them. Sure, there might be an

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Terror in the Middle East: Scarcity, Poverty and Cultural Change

I always remember the early scene in the infamous film Lawrence of Arabia. Omar Sharif sees at a great distance, someone stealing water from his well. He shoots the person

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Look Out! Is China’s Real Estate Bubble Ready To Burst?

I’ve been warning that the greatest threat to the global economy is the bursting of China’s real estate bubble. It’s the largest and most extreme in the world. Prices for

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Iran’s Western Ideals: But Not For the Reasons You Think

Last week, I wrote about China’s pending mother shortage and what it means for China’s economy in the decades ahead. Along those same lines, today I’m going to turn a

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China’s Baby Bust

Shifting gears from money to love, here’s a little something to think about with Valentine’s Day on Saturday… Chinese couples will be making a lot fewer babies in the years

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China’s Economy Spells Trouble for Luxury Brands

As Harry says, the emerging world’s uber wealthy have driven high-end real estate prices higher. And the emerging world’s aspirational rich have driven the boom in luxury goods — from

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Greece’s Economic Trouble

There’s a lot of teeth-gnashing going on in Europe about the Greek election. The Hellenic State put the far-left leaning Syriza party in power, which immediately negotiated a ruling coalition

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China’s Economic Spiral

We have shown many times in the past how the U.S. debt bubble mushroomed in the boom that started in 1983. U.S. debt grew 839% in 25 years into the

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Japan’s Demographic Decline

It’s one thing to naturally have fewer kids as a country urbanizes and gets more wealthy. It costs more to raise and educate kids in such a society and so

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Demographics and Japan

The original Star Trek television series only ran for 33 months, from September 1966 through June 1969. It’s ironic that the short-lived series was canceled a month before man walked