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Brendan Brown

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Brendan Brown is the Head of Economic Research at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International. He is also an associated scholar of the Mises Institute, and author of Euro Crash: How Asset Price Inflation Destroys the Wealth of Nations and The Global Curse of the Federal Reserve: Manifesto for a Second Monetarist Revolution.

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Ben Bernanke’s Latest Defense of the Fed’s Failures

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

04/13/2015Mises Daily Articles
At his new blog, Ben Bernanke is coming up with new excuses as to why the current recovery is so weak and why mega-low interest rates — and thus a lack of options for middle-income savers seeking interest income — aren't his fault.
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Sub-Zero Interest Rates as an Endless Daylight Saving Time

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

03/11/2015Mises Daily Articles
Milton Friedman once compared monetary stimulus to daylight saving time. But while daylight saving has an ending date, current monetary stimulus has no end in sight, and we’re just moving the clock ahead repeatedly without ever moving it back.
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Senate Republicans Bungle Their Interrogation of Janet Yellen

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

02/27/2015Mises Daily Articles
Janet Yellen testified before Congress this week, but the Senate Republicans, who claim to be the guardians of monetary sanity, failed to show any true understanding of monetary policy and the damage the Fed has inflicted.
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Can Europe Recover From Its Easy-Money Obsession?

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMonetary Theory

02/16/2015Mises Daily Articles
Central banks and their favorite economists are everywhere worried that central banks may be too weak to keep the current “expansion” going. If central banks are too weak now, what will happen when they get the strength they want?
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The Private Equity Boom, Easy Money, and Crony Capitalism

Booms and BustsCorporate Welfare

01/24/2015Mises Daily Articles
One essential feature of private equity is the taking advantage of economies of scale in cronyism, and politicians hope private equity will provide them high-paid jobs when they quit Washington.
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