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Alternatives to avoid sanctions
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You should check the German wikipage on Instex (use a translator to read them). Here is the short translation on the purpose of Instex. Instex was initiated in January 2019 as a special purpose ...

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Does stock picking work?
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I think this Quora discussion on the fund manager illusion of validity told most of the story. As one commenter has pointed out the flaw of typical fund manager attempt to use Berhshire Hathaway to ...

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Insect farming as future of protein nutrition: reality check
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Currently, the problem lies in the genetic selection to make insects suitable for mass processing. Let's compare this to chicken farming Human society already select chicken that will grow lots of ...

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Venezuela Petro Cryptocurrency
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Cryptocurrency is never a good medium of trade exchange compare to printed notes. Anyone follows the history and trend of cryptocurrency can tell you that, cryptocurrency has become speculative ...

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How is it possible that all currency exchange rates are fixed w.r.t. to each other?
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Exchange rates are NOT fix. It is volatile to the supply-demands during the trade. The stability is artificially buffered by various country policy maker stack of cache for each currency they hold. ...

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Can game theory be used to predict economic specialization (division of labor)?
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The matrix table show is just a part of Game theory tool set. The matrix only can be proven with granular heuristic rules. Adams Smith claim of specialization is describing a generic context. ...

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Why are countries in the Gulf rich but lagging in technological innovation?
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Oil-rich country "resource curse" is merely symptoms, not the root cause of the poor R&D. It is a fallacy once you inspect the fact: US, Russia are both oil-rich country. Technologies ...

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Why are different currencies able to purchase different amounts?
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The eggs vs relative income is a common economy thesis for production efficiency , market efficiency, good institutional control and low income in-equality. I wouldn't call this as "free market", as ...

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Can lower working hours beat unemployment?
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No, it will not works without subsidies in place. There is no causation-correlation between a lower working hour and unemployment rates. Employment, as in ideal fundamental economic conditions, ...

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Basic Reason of Why the Money Supply Needs to Increase?
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Just to complement @Kanak answer. The major roles of finance industries are providing financing facilities, instead of involving in the creation of various speculative derivatives and masquerade them ...

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Is falling inflation in India one of the reasons for the Nifty crossing the 10,000 points mark?
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Back to economy basic 101: Inflation is due to excessive cash chasing limited goods. So to relieve monetary inflation, an institution can only do either or all of this: Slow down money printing ...

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Does an instant settlement system (such as blockchains) eliminate the possibility for short selling?
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I think you are looking at the wrong direction. Short selling only happens when agents in between guaranteed to be paid, where the commodity values are within a controllable margin. 1 Bitcoins can ...

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Does my research prove market inefficiency?
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The latest Freakonomics podcast topic Stupidest money may shed some light. I just quote part of the conversation from John Bogle: The markets are highly efficient — although, importantly, not ...

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How do I calculate the cost per usage of a machine?
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For plain accounting purpose, @bobu5678 is a common practice. If your intention is to justify something like Return On Investment(ROI), then this can be pretty tricky. E.g. Maintenance cost, e.g. ...

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Tax by inflation
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Any government that removed the backing on the currency will turn the currency into commodities. From there on, the currency will take the path of any commodities. Unless the state expenses bring ...

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Why there are no famous software/IT companies in Europe? (unlike USA)
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The question should rephrase to "Why Europe IT companies are not as prominent as USA IT companies"? Do you think Bosch is a IT company(when they supply software to VW)? European capital model and ...

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Reductionism, value and market economics
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Currently, the practice of economics is similar to weather broadcast: there is many technical limitations that you must overcome and choose the best tradeoff. It is possible to put intangible value ...

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Why the prices for very popular items do not increase?
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Some online-shop does practice price discrimination. However, the seller must play the price game carefully to maximize their profits: Lower price means lower profit per units but may increase ...

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Inflation , Housing Prices, Is there some form of the CPI that can include Home Prices?
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You may correlate between household debt and rising home price, but correlation does not denote causation. In the scenario of property bubbles, Banks allow over-leverage with all sort of facilities ...

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What's good about both exports and imports of a country rising at the same time?
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A rise in import and export can mean anything. For example, places like Hong Kong and Singapore, have extremely high import/export rate. Both both places are merely transit hub for neighbourhood area. ...

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Examples of behavioural breakdowns in game theory?
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"Could anyone please offer any examples where game theory predictions are known to differ from actual human behaviour?" I can think of many outliers, however, outliers are not typical human being. e....

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People pathologically hoard so much cash that they impoverish the entire nation
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It is difficult to what exposure that lead Lester B. Pearson giving out such statement, the quote itself is a metaphor. "people pathologically hoard so much cash that they impoverish the entire ...

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Why isn't the cost of shoes affected by their size?
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In fact, fixing price for goods is never straightforward. @Sane argue that this can be a logistic problem. However, there is always practice that says otherwise, e.g. stock clearance, discount. ...

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Has an increase in housing supply in popular cities including Amsterdam led to an increase in house prices?
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Housing is something subject to socio-economic events and policy, which may produce a variety of outcome. So this is not a simple "supply and demands" issue. First, somebody must afford the house, i....

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What gives value to precious, luxury things?
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Only a surplus on demands will make things "valuable". So it is about the price level accepted by those who demands it, and the demands can be from essential needs to status show-off. If you read ...

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Creating a currency
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In fact, currency doesn't need to be "approved" by any government. In fact, currency is just a trade medium, in some scenario, it becomes commodities, viable for speculation. A game like "Monopoly" ...

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How does inflation work in real life?
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Actual inflation is about chain of effects, depends on the magnitude of money entering the market and how fast it is consumed by goods and services, according to the price accepted by the market, it ...

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Effect of a subsidy on a monopoly
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The deadweight loss of a monopoly is depends on the game changing competition demands, not the monopoly itself. The essence of the monopoly is always about its rent seeking nature to maximise it ...

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Amazon vs Netflix, closely resembles which type of competition?
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Amazon cloud platform(AWS) is Amazon real cash cow, publishing contents is anything but just leveraging its advantages on cloud usage and contents distribution. On the other hand, Netflix started as ...

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Profit maximisation and cost minimization
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There is no direct relationship between profit maximisation and cost reduction. A monopoly can set the profit as high when there is no competition, with little caring of the cost. In addition, ...

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