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Six Things to Consider About Inflation

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/21/2016

Increasing the money supply leads to many negative effects that are not measured as price inflation in measures like the CPI.

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Is Yellen Starting a Civil War at the Fed?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/21/2016

Some inflation hawks are beginning to speak up at the Fed. But will they be enough to put the brakes on the current easy-money experiment?

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China Moves Forward with Its De-Dollarization Strategy

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog10/21/2016

The world monetary order is changing. Slowly but steadily, global trade and currency markets are becoming less dollar-centric.

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Inflation May Be Causing a Long-Term Rise in Unemployment

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/20/2016

Far from being neutral, inflation leads to changes in political institutions, and these changes push up unemployment over time.

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The Federal Reserve Is Hillary Clinton’s Secret Weapon

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/19/2016

With an election coming, the Fed has lost its enthusiasm for raising interest rates, much to the benefit of the incumbent party.

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Why This "Boom" Doesn't Feel Like One

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/19/2016

There are really two types of asset-price-inflation periods. One is the "boom" type, but the other is the current "depression" type.

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The Fed Thinks It Can Use the "Natural" Interest Rate to Fine-Tune the Economy

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/18/2016

It is impossible to isolate the "natural rate" and policies aimed at an unknown interest-rate target end up increasing instability.

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Audio: Jeff Deist on Central Banks on the BBC

Money and BanksMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog10/18/2016

Do central banks have a plan? Do they know what they are doing? The BBC wonders, and Jeff Deist provides some of the answers.

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Mark Carney: Britain's Celebrity Central Banker

Global EconomyMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog10/17/2016

As in much of the globe, central bankers in Britain are quickly replacing elected politicians as the most visible and powerful public officials.

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Interest Rates and the Marshmallow Test

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

People have a natural preference for having good things now instead of having them later. This is a problem for advocates of negative interest rates.

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