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About The Author

Nima is an entrepreneur and Bitcoin advocate who writes about economics and freedom. He was born and raised in Berlin and received his Master's degree in the US in 2004. He co-founded an auction software company in San Francisco and successfully sold it in 2015. (Twitter: @economicsjunkie)

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If you've read my post about Modern Monetary Theory, you're aware that according to MMT, the prime driver of monetary value is taxation. Taxes drive fiat money because a sufficient number of economic entities need it in order to settle

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As I've previously written, particularly in my article about how balanced budgets can create unemployment, the fiat money system presupposes that the government or the foreign sector run routine deficits without which, some assert, the private sector would be mathematically

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US markets reacted surprisingly the day after Donald Trump clinched the 2016 US presidential election. Stocks rallied 1.11% to a new all-time record high of 2,163.26 after futures had a turbulent night where they dropped more than 5% at one point: Overnight

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and members of the European Council signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) October 30, which purports to remove 99% of trade tariffs between the two regions. It's been a bit of a rocky road

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The US national debt was a topic in the other night's presidential debate, and, according to the Nonpartisan Committee for Responsible Federal Budget, both candidates will raise the debt. Why The National Debt Doesn't Matter If you've read my post about Modern

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Wikileaks may just have made the 2016 election choice a little bit easier for millions of cannabis activists, entrepreneurs and employees all over the United States. A recent Wikileaks publication includes an email to John Podesta, entitled "HRC Paid Speeches", along

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There is a lot of fog and confusion around the topic of catastrophic man-made global warming, so I want to offer a very simple cut-to-the-chase approach herein. To support government mandates on CO2 emissions is to imply that (a) man made

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