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Frank Hollenbeck

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Frank Hollenbeck has held positions as Senior Economist at the State Department, Chief Economist at Caterpillar Overseas, and as an Associate Director of a Swiss private bank, and is a former lecturer at the International University of Geneva.

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Free Trade Brings Abundance — Protectionism Brings Scarcity

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange


When it comes to trade, the best US policy, or that of any country, is the elimination of all barriers to imports.

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Britain Doesn’t Need the EU to Thrive

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingWorld History


Leaving the EU would open up countless opportunities for the UK to expand its trade with more dynamic parts of the the world.

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Helicopter Money to the Rescue

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking


Following the unconventional monetary policy of negative interest rates, central banks are now considering an even more desperate measure: "helicopter money."

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Why Negative Interest Rates Will Fail

The FedGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

02/16/2016Mises Wire
Negative rates will fail because the problem with the economy is not a problem of too little consumption or demand. The problem stems from a distorted economy caused by manipulated interest rates.
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Dumping the Euro Isn’t a Cure-All: Easy Money Lets Governments Avoid Free-Market Reforms

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

06/25/2015Mises Daily Articles
The euro is an inflationary fiat currency, but it’s apparently not inflationary enough for many profligate European governments that want their own local currencies so they can inflate even more, and use easy money to temporarily cover up many economic sins.
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