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Voters Hate CBDCs. Why Do Governments Keep Pushing Them?

PoliticsThe Police StateMoney and Banking

Blog06/17/2023

Why do governments keep pushing CBDCs when voters hate them? Simple: CBDCs are irresistible to governments, who would dearly love to monitor and control every dollar you spend and every word you speak.

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Rothbard: Essentials of Money and Inflation

Big GovernmentThe FedMoney and Banking

Blog05/20/2023

The government and its central bank act precisely as would a grand counterfeiter, with very similar social and economic effects.

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Is There an Optimum Growth Rate of Money?

InflationMonetary PolicyInterventionismMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog05/10/2023

Monetarists believe there is an optimum growth rate of money. However, a fiat money system itself is unstable, so there is no optimum growth rate.

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It’s Not Paranoid to Worry about a Central Bank Digital Currency

Money and BanksThe Police StateMoney and Banking

Blog04/17/2023

Contrary to Krugman, DeSantis and others warning about a CBDC aren’t being paranoid: they are simply drawing the obvious conclusions from history.

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What If the Dollar Falls?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/14/2023

If the dollar does lose its position as the global reserve currency, it will be catastrophic for the American economy.

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Can Civilization Survive without Sound Money?

The FedInflationMonetary PolicyMoney and Banking

Blog04/01/2023

Political money is unsound money, and while civilization cannot exist without sound money, it can do without predatory government.

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Is It Real Money or Just Artifice?

Monetary PolicyMoney and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog03/29/2023

Money proper is not artifice. It is a physical "thing" of value, acquired through labor and emerging out of the needs of individuals, who through voluntary exchanges determine its value.

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Silicon Valley Bank and the Failure of Fractional Reserve Banking

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/15/2023

The story of the failure of Silicon Valley Bank is the story of nearly every bank failure. Fractional reserve banking invites the risky behavior that brings down the banking system.

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Is the Silicon Valley Bank's Failure Another "Canary in the Coal Mine"?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/11/2023

The FDIC's takeover of Silicon Valley Bank should make us take a hard look at the damage the Federal Reserve has done. Will other banks face the same fate?

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Money versus Monetary Policy

Money and BanksMoney and BankingValue and Exchange

Blog02/17/2023

Money is simple. The political program of monetary "policy" is not.

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