Pace of ECB bond purchasing slows despite market jitters

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The European Central Bank has slowed the pace of growth of its bond holdings for the second consecutive week despite a debt market sell-off that fuelled policymakers’...

Capital and Labor Both Suffer under Minimum Wage Mandates | Mihai Macovei

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President Biden and the Democratic Party have pushed hard to more than double the national minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $15 per hour over the...

FirstFT: Today’s top stories

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The Chinese stock market dropped further on Monday, taking the decline from recent record highs to 12 per cent, on concerns that equities in Shanghai and Shenzhen...

Wind Power Is a Disaster in Texas, No Matter What Paul Krugman Says |...

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In the wake of February’s tragic power outages in Texas, during which 4.5 million households suffered service interruptions, partisans on both sides have been quick to interpret...

Monday assorted links – Marginal REVOLUTION

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1. How to find the talented bridesmaids for hire. 2. Sidewalk robots get legal rights as pedestrians. 3. Biosimilar competition. And British people reacting to American pharmaceutical ads. 4. Legal...

International Women’s Day highlights impact of pandemic

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Why Europe’s Left Wants a European Financial Superstate | Philipp Bagus

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In an open letter to the EU Commission with the title Joint Letter: Reshaping the European Fiscal Framework, on February 17, 2021, a coalition of left-wing and green...

Noah Substack interviews Patrick Collison – Marginal REVOLUTION

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Here goes, here is one good excerpt of many: Isaac Asimov’s New Guide to Science. I read that when I was 13 or 14 and thought it was just...

The EU’s Woes Are a Political Problem, Not an Economic One | Harald Eustachius...

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The problem with the European Union is not that it seeks to integrate Europe's economies. The problem comes from attempts to integrate politics as well.  Original Article: "The...

Why the WTO should judge less, lest it be judged

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The organisation must get its dispute settlement system going again

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