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Changes in the Money Supply Don't Cause Business Cycles

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/30/2017
Business cycles do not result from mere fluctuations in the money supply. What is needed is that the changes occur with money made "out of thin air."

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How Washington's Reaction to Trump's Budget Justifies the Rise of Bitcoin

U.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog05/25/2017
As politicians prove to be unable to confront economic reality, it’s easy to see how crypto-currencies are becoming increasingly attractive.

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Is the Sky Falling?

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog05/22/2017
We believe in liberty, not fate. The sky falls only if we let it.

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How Magical is the Keynesian Multiplier?

Money and BankingOther Schools of Thought

Blog05/18/2017
Real wealth comes from greater production and saving. More spending — especially when spurred by printing money — doesn't make us rich.

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Milton Friedman Debunked — by Econometricians

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/12/2017
Despite arbitrarily fudging the data, Friedman was unable to support one of his most central claims — that the demand for money is very stable.

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Three Ways Trump's Tax "Cuts" Will Raise Taxes

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksTaxes and SpendingMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog05/10/2017
Trump's plan to increase spending and lower taxes will only increase deficit spending. And that brings with it a host of new costs for taxpayers.

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The Connection Between Money-Supply Growth and Inflation

Money and Banking

Blog05/05/2017
Increases in the money supply need not always to be followed by general increases in prices.

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China's Plan to Subvert the Global Dollar Standard

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/30/2017
Are China and Russia prepared to escalate the financial war with America? It won't be easy, but they're increasingly motivated to do so.

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Central Banks' Obsession with Price Stability Leads to Economic Instability

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/28/2017
The Fed's monetary policies that aim at stabilizing the price level actually undermine economic fundamentals.

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What Is the "Correct" Growth Rate of the Money Supply?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/19/2017
Central banks have no way of knowing the "right" amount of money-supply growth. But, markets can work to suppress growth in un-backed paper currency.

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