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QE3: Sowing the Wind

The FedFree MarketsFiscal TheoryInterventionism

09/21/2012Mises Daily Articles
The damage inflicted on the economy by reckless monetary and fiscal policies cannot be fixed by further aggressive monetary pumping.

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QE2 Fuels a Global Fury

Global EconomyBusiness CyclesMonetary Theory

02/17/2011Mises Daily Articles
Higher food prices set off the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt and the mass protests in countries like Algeria, Jordan, Yemen, Bahrain, and Iran. People in these countries buy more unprocessed foods and spend a much higher percentage of their income on food, so they have been severely impoverished...

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Quantitative Easing: It's Sinking the Fed's Status

The FedBusiness CyclesFiscal TheoryPolitical Theory

11/18/2010Mises Daily Articles
Uh oh, Mr. Bernanke, the natives are getting restless. Now it's not just Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck, or foreign central bankers, but more and more American economists who are starting to openly challenge the second round of "quantitative easing."...

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QE2 and the Alleged Deflation Threat

The FedFiscal TheoryInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

10/21/2010Mises Daily Articles
The justification given for "QE2," another round of quantitative easing, is of course the threat of deflation. But if we actually look for ourselves, we see that prices are not falling — not that it would be bad if they were...

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Quality is a Market Notion

04/07/2006Mises Daily Articles
For generations, products have advertised themselves as "new and improved." Jim Fedako says that we are too quick to dismiss this phrase as a promotional boilerplate.

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