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Economy and Politics Archive

When politics are sound and efficient, strong economies usually follow. But when they’re chaotic and ineffective, economic growth is constrained. Conversely, economic downturns often lead to political upheaval, while times of strong economic growth foster political stability.

For a perfect example, just consider how political incompetence factored into the global economic meltdown of 2008. And then look at the political turmoil that followed as a result. We’re still suffering the consequences. The stories below explore this complex relationship.

June 2015

Bubble Battle: China’s Shenzhen vs. U.S. Tech Boom

By - June 30, 2015

The bubble in Chinese equities – particularly on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange – looks even worse than the U.S. tech bubble.

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California’s Uber Ruling Could Erase Billions

By - June 26, 2015

A recent decision to classify Uber drivers as “employees” could have dire repercussions – costing companies billions in lost profits.

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Free Market Losing Ground in Latin America

By - June 17, 2015

The free market had a good run in Latin America, but now it’s slipping away as presidents, policies, and economies change.

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