The Economics of Horsemeat (Inflation is Contagious)

Ah, so that's what a horse burger looks like

By Russell Lamberti On January 15 2013 it came to light that beef being sold in some major British supermarkets contained horse DNA. What has followed has been one of the great food scandals of our time, as major name brands across Europe were discovered to have been selling beef diluted with cheap horse and [...]

The Delusion of a Weaker Rand

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By Russell Lamberti International trade is one of the most misunderstood issues in economics. The common misguided narrative goes something like this: exports are good and imports are bad, therefore exports should be promoted by industrial policies, while imports should be curtailed as much as possible by industrial policies. This is the basic thinking behind [...]