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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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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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Will Janet Yellen Lend Trump a Helping Hand?

Big GovernmentThe FedU.S. Economy

Blog02/06/2017
The Fed has a way of getting the opposite of what it expects.

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After Obama, a New Dawn or More of the Same?

The FedU.S. Economy

Blog02/05/2017
To succeed, Donald Trump will have to depart from the usual kick-the-can-down-the-road strategy employed over the past decade.

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Week in Review: February 4, 2017

The FedU.S. EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog02/03/2017
Will the "Trump Bump" last or does weak economic data suggest otherwise?

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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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Tightening the Money Supply will Inevitably Lead to a Bust

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/02/2017
Economic busts are the inevitable removal of various activities that result from easy-money policy. Busts are unavoidable without endless "stimulus."

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