The Daily Chart: What Sanctions?

There’s long been reason to doubt that economic sanctions on rogue nations are effective means to restrain their behavior. Certainly our on-again, off-again sanctions on Iran haven’t had much effect on the regime. So the current sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine offer another good data point. We keep hearing the sanctions are hurting Putin and Russia. Well. . .

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