Category Archives: Economy

Top 10 Things Brazil must improve – 2. Remove Trade Barriers

Protectionism and why it is a steaming pile. It is a tradition among countries with economies run by paranoid idiots to try to protect domestic economic activity by imposing unfeasibly high import duties on foreign goods, long long after it … Continue reading

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Caindo no Real (getting real)

There is an interesting piece today by the NYT, and it is morbidly gratifying to see that the foreign press is finally beginning to get something of the measure of the crisis here. It should be noted however that the … Continue reading

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Manaus, this is your alarm call

Is Manaus heading for disaster? Continue reading

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