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Kristoffer Mousten Hansen

Tags Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Kristoffer Mousten Hansen is a research assistant at the Institute for Economic Policy at Leipzig University and a PhD candidate at the University of Angers. He is also a Mises Institute research fellow. 

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Rothbard's Underappreciated Contributions to Public Goods Analysis

Taxes and SpendingSubjectivismValue and Exchange

The assertion that “tax-financed public goods can make us all better off” is just that: an assertion. As Rothbard showed, there is no reason to just assume consumers would pay for these amenities were they not forced to through taxation. 

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The Economics and Ethics of Government Default, Part II

Monetary PolicyTaxes and SpendingPhilosophy and Methodology

The economic analysis of repudiation applies to the debt of all levels of government and to all countries. The central question is not how big the government is or how much it owes, but rather whether the debt is funded by taxes.

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The Economics and Ethics of Government Default, Part I

Monetary PolicyTaxes and SpendingPhilosophy and Methodology

What would it mean for the economy if by one fell swoop not just the debt owed to the central bank, but all of it disappeared?

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Clown World Finance

01/27/2021Power & Market

The recent blowup of GameStop shares has revealed, if anyone was still doubting, that the center of clown world is not Washington, DC, nor Silicon Valley—but Wall Street. 

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Central Bank Digital Currency: A Primer

Monetary PolicyPlanningMoney and Banking

01/03/2021Mises Media
Let us begin with what CBDCs definitely are not: they are not a new kind of cryptocurrency akin to bitcoin.
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