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Conceived in Disgrace: The 350th Anniversary of the Creation of the Bank of Sweden

Money and BanksWorld HistoryMoney and Banking

Today the world's oldest central bank turns 350. In a just world, this anniversary would instead be an opportunity to end this monstrous experiment.

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Saving — not Spending — Is the Engine of Economic Growth

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/24/2018

To build wealth, we must first build capital and greater productivity. And that depends on savings.

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Problems With the Market Monetarist Approach to "Explaining" the Economy

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog05/21/2018

Scott Sumner's Market Monetarist framework is seductively simple, but relies on a definitional trick.

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7 Reasons Why European Banks Are in Trouble

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/17/2018

When interest rates increase in the future, busts and losses for banks will follow.

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Iran Sanctions a Reminder of How America Militarized the Financial System

Money and BanksWar and Foreign PolicyMoney and Banking

Blog05/14/2018

Europe must identify ways to limit their dependence on the US financial system – or else indeed be reduced to de facto-vassal status to DC.

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A Policy of Price Stability Leads to Instability

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/09/2018

Money is not neutral, and changes in the money supply set into motion a variety of unpredictable movements. 

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Japan Abandons the 2-Percent Inflation Standard

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Blog05/09/2018

Contrary to what the Keynesians will say, a stronger yen could be good for Japan. 

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Argentina Has a Chronic Problem with Monetary-Policy Failure

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Blog05/08/2018

Argentina's president Mauricio Macri has been as bad as, if not worse than, his left-wing populist predecessor on the inflation front.

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