Category Archives: Guest Posts

Guest Post: Social Issues Surface as Europe Considers Fiscal Austerity to Solve Debt Crisis

Note from Ben:  I typically receive about one guest post submission via email each week.  For a variety of reasons, the majority end up not being posted.  None of those reasons include me disagreeing with the author’s perspective.  This guest … Continue reading

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Denmark gets it right, forces bondholders to take a haircut

Note from Ben:  The following post is from John in Ottawa Denmark Makes History with Bondholder Haircut A lot of the controversy surrounding the financial crisis is that bank senior bondholders have not suffered any losses throughout this financial crisis. … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Bubbles and Blunderbuss

(Note from Ben:  The following is a guest post from ‘John in Ottawa’, a frequent commenter on this site.  I have added a few of my own thoughts at the end of the post) Recently, Canada’s Finance Minister Flaherty announced … Continue reading

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Guest Post: How low interest rates screw up the economy

Hat tip to Caleb over at TANSTAAFL CANADA! for this excellent post explaining how low interest rates screw up the economy, a common theme on this site.  Caleb has given his permission for this re-post. My favourite thing about getting … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The downside to minimum wage.

Note from Ben: I have periodically explored the consequences of government intervention in free markets, which I believe are largely self-defeating and produce unintended long-term consequences. One of the first posts on this lowly blog explored the way in which … Continue reading

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