Month: March 2017

Do poor people make the rich richer?

Karl Marx argued that the bourgeoisie got rich by creaming their wealth off the proletariat who did all the work. Was he right?

Does misinformation feed capitalism?

Financial markets operate on hearsay for the privileged few. What if more people had more information – would the market be less imbalanced?

Government debt, when does it become a problem?

Too much government spending can raise inflation, which reduces the attractiveness of government bonds, making it more difficult to raise money – right or wrong?

Which creates growth – supply or demand?

Which comes first, demand or supply? If you want to grow an economy should you offer money or tax cuts to increase demand, or should you fund jobs to create supply and wages?

Is Trump right about currency manipulation?

Is Trump right about that China, Japan and Germany are manipulating their currencies and, if so, will a tariff barrier really rectify the problem, or just start a trade war?

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