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Will A Stronger Dollar Cause a Trade War with Europe?

The FedGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog12/18/2016

If the US dollar begins to return to monetary sanity — for now — other currencies will face grave threats to their monetary status quo.

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Six Steps Trump Can Take Toward Better Monetary Policy

Money and BanksMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Even without ending the Fed, there are several steps that the Trump administration can take toward improving monetary policy.

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How Inflation and Unemployment Are Related

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog12/13/2016

Easy-money policies destroys wealth and lead to unemployment. When money creation is limited, wealth and employment expand.

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Mike Pence Thinks the "Free Market" Is Making You Poor

Money and BanksU.S. EconomyMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog12/09/2016

Michael Pence seems to be under the mistaken impression that the United States has an unregulated free market economy.

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End Game for the Global Economy

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog12/07/2016

Central banks never recovered and "normalized" their balance sheets after the 2008 crisis. That means the current system is very fragile.

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Inflation Is Not About Price Increases

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog12/06/2016

When inflation is seen as a general increase in prices, then anything that contributes to price increases is called inflationary.

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How Inflation Ruined a Chocolate Bar

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Blog11/30/2016

Inflation has increased costs for the makers of the Toblerone chocolate bar. In response, they have changed the bar and outraged some customers.

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Is Steve Mnuchin Just Another Wall Street Banker?

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and BanksMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog11/30/2016

Steve Mnuchin has said little publicly, but his resume does seem to contrast sharply with Trump's populist campaign.

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The Swiss Private Bankers Should Be a Model for Bankers Everywhere

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

American chain banks have become just glorified ATM machines. But there is a model of banking that offers something quite different.

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End the Fed To Really ‘Make America Great Again’

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/28/2016

The Fed's policies continue to cripple the middle class while favoring those few who benefit from the Fed's inflationary policies.

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