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High Prices Don't Cause Economic Bubbles

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/28/2017
Bubbles aren't created by price increases. They're created by central-bank induced misallocation of resources.

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On Military and Spending, It’s Trump Versus Trump

War and Foreign PolicyMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog02/27/2017
There's little reason to believe Trump will make the massive cuts elsewhere necessary to fund his new military buildup. That means printing more money.

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Five Reasons for Central Banks: Are They Any Good?

The FedMoney and Banking

Blog02/21/2017
No justification for central banks erases the fact that the central banks are creatures of power politics rather than economic reason.

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Debt Isn't a Problem — Easy-Money Policies Are the Problem

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/16/2017
Debt can be a big factor in economic busts. But, the problem isn't debt. The problem is the easy-money policies behind the debt.

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The "New Normal" of Ultra-Low Interest Rates

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog02/14/2017
After nine years of unwarranted and irrational monetary policy, some people are taking the current monetary regime as normal and natural.

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"Real Wealth" vs. the Boom-Bust Cycle

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/13/2017
In a boom-bust economy, there is real wealth, and there is bubble wealth. Economic busts are a "cleansing mechanism" that clears out the bubble wealth.

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What Will Trump Do About the Central-Bank Cartel?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/12/2017
The Federal Reserve is centralizing and cartelizing central-bank policy worldwide. Will Trump move to end these moves toward one global central bank?

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Price Controls and Propaganda

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/09/2017
For central banks, manipulating public perceptions of the economy is just as critical an issue as manipulating interest rates and the money supply.

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How Trump Could Win the Currency War

The FedMoney and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog02/06/2017
If Trump wants to end the foreign currency manipulation he condemns, he can begin by ending the use of "non-standard" monetary tools in the US.

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Money Supply Growth Moderated in December

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/03/2017
Money-supply growth hit a 46-month high in October, but had moderated significantly by December, according to the most recent money-supply data.

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