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Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksU.S. Economy
One of the biggest and most pervasive myths in modern-day economics is the myth of the omnipotence of the Federal Reserve.
Booms and BustsThe FedInflationBusiness Cycles
Fractional reserve banking allows the Federal Reserve to manipulate the money supply, leading to booms and busts. Central banking is not a defense against business cycles; it is a major cause of them.
The FedInflationUnemploymentU.S. EconomyU.S. History
While we criticize the Fed for its monetary predations over the past few years, we really should look at the harm the Fed has caused for more than a century. Its record is abysmal.
Central BanksGlobal EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign Policy
Since money is used in all transactions, including investments in physical goods and financial instruments, the supply of money is extremely important to the economy and financial markets.
Accelerating money supply growth typically leads to stronger economic activity and higher prices,...