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New FTN office branches in Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Freedom Today Network is pleased to announce the opening of FTN branches in Zurich, Switzerland & Vaduz, Liechtenstein

CEO Andreas Juergens: "It is a great pleasure for us to have branch offices in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and we are very pleased that we were able to achieve some of our goals for 2019 already in February."

This year FTN is planning further branches in Belgium and Brazil.

The COVID-19 Crisis and the Consumer Price Index in Spain

In this week’s column, Jorge Jraissati studies the relationship between the COVID-19 crisis and the consumer price index in Spain. Jorge has been hearing anecdotes about price increases in Spain, which contradicts the macroeconomic indicators of the country.

Venezuela will Deepen its Implicit Dollarization in 2021

In the middle of the biggest economic collapse of any nation in modern times, Venezuela is experiencing a fundamental, and perhaps irreversible, change within its economic system. Since 2019, Venezuela has been driving full throttle towards an economic phenomenon, which I refer to as implicit dollarization.

Pope Francis: At Odds with his Predecessors

Pope Francis has manifested on numerous occasions his anti-capitalist vision of the world. In his latest encyclical, entitled Fratelli Tutti, Francis argues that the COVID-19 crisis exposed inherent problems of the free market system.

Russian-Style Privatizations in Venezuela?

On Tuesday, Maduro proposed new legislation that encompasses the privatization of the oil industry, the possibility of returning expropriated companies to their original owners, and the free trade of strategy goods, such as fuel.

A Note on Development

The main constraint for growth in Venezuela is not related to market failures nor any purely economic issue, but to the political institutions of the country. As a result, Venezuela exemplifies that the economic issues of most nations are a result of their bad governance.

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