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Arizona Challenges the Fed’s Money Monopoly

Money and BanksGold StandardMoney and Banking

Blog03/06/2017
America’s 46-year experiment in fiat currency has gone exactly as predicted: a decline in the standard of living of middle- and working-class Americans

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Can Yellen Keep the Boom Going?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/05/2017
Sometimes, pouring more easy money into a late-stage economic boom can keep it going just a little longer. Can Yellen pull this off?

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High Prices Don't Cause Economic Bubbles

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/28/2017
Bubbles aren't created by price increases. They're created by central-bank induced misallocation of resources.

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Which is Worse — A Trade Surplus or a Trade Deficit?

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksPolitical Theory

Blog02/22/2017
Unlike commodity money, fiat currencies allow persistent trade imbalances which cause grave discrepancies in income, consumption, and investment.

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Debt Isn't a Problem — Easy-Money Policies Are the Problem

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/16/2017
Debt can be a big factor in economic busts. But, the problem isn't debt. The problem is the easy-money policies behind the debt.

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The "New Normal" of Ultra-Low Interest Rates

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog02/14/2017
After nine years of unwarranted and irrational monetary policy, some people are taking the current monetary regime as normal and natural.

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"Real Wealth" vs. the Boom-Bust Cycle

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/13/2017
In a boom-bust economy, there is real wealth, and there is bubble wealth. Economic busts are a "cleansing mechanism" that clears out the bubble wealth.

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What Will Trump Do About the Central-Bank Cartel?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/12/2017
The Federal Reserve is centralizing and cartelizing central-bank policy worldwide. Will Trump move to end these moves toward one global central bank?

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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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