Steve Hanke
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Steve H. Hanke | Professor | Economist | Author | Currency Expert | White House Alum. Steve Hanke is a professor of applied economics at The Johns Hopkins University and senior fellow at the Cato Institute. Over four decades...
Steve H. Hanke | Professor | Economist | Author | Currency Expert | White House Alum. Steve Hanke is a professor of applied economics at The Johns Hopkins University and senior fellow at the Cato Institute. Over four decades Hanke has advised dozens of world leaders from Ronald Reagan to Indonesia’s Suharto on currency reforms, infrastructure development, privatization, and how to tame hyperinflation. He also trades currencies and commodities and was the president of the world’s best performing mutual fund in 1995 (+79.25%). He wrote a regular column in Forbes Magazine from 1993 to 2010. He and his wife reside in Baltimore and Paris. You can follow him on twitter @steve_hanke.
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Nov 13, 2019

Venezuela’s Hyperinflation Drags On For A Near Record—36 Months

Venezuela is the only country in the world that is suffering from the ravages of hyperinflation. Just how severe is Venezuela’s hyperinflation? If one measures severity by the duration of hyperinflation, Venezuela’s episode, which started in November of 2016 and has yet to end, is severe.
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Nov 12, 2019

Why Trump’s Wrongheaded Trade Strategy Is A Bust

Trump proclaims that his trade war strategy is designed to shrink the trade deficit. The facts make it clear that his ideas don't work. The Commerce Dept. recently reported that the trade deficit for goods & services in the 1st three quarters of the year jumped 5.4% over the same period last year.
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Oct 22, 2019

The “Strong” Dollar Hits U.S. Corporate Profits

The third-quarter earnings session is upon us, and many companies have indicated that a “strong” dollar will hit their bottom lines. The S&P 500’s technology sector along with firms that produce materials, energy companies, and consumer staples are all in the crosshairs of a strong dollar.
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Oct 15, 2019

Trade Wars: Facts And Fallacies

President Trump, with many others, has a straightforward view on international trade. They believe an external deficit is caused by foreigners who manipulate exchange rates and engage in unfair trade practices. Trump and his followers feel the U.S. is victimized by foreigners, but they are all wrong
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