Waging Currency Wars

War! Or what passes for it for central bankers like Mr. Mantega, dispatches from the front, from The Economist. “HAVING quickly shaken off the world recession, many countries in Latin America are prospering again. The region’s economies grew by an average of 6% last year, according to a preliminary estimate from the United Nations EconomicContinue reading “Waging Currency Wars”

Business and Bureaucracy

In an article on Business and Bureaucracy, The Economist notes the roadblocks that corruption puts in the way of innovation and entrepreneurial ventures. “In Mexico, the proliferation of trámites, as pettifogging rules and paperwork are collectively known, has spawned a breed of middlemen called tramitadores, who deal with greasy-palmed bureaucrats on behalf of harassed businesspeople.Continue reading “Business and Bureaucracy”