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Patrick Barron

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Patrick Barron is a private consultant to the banking industry. He has taught an introductory course in Austrian economics for several years at the University of Iowa. He has also taught at the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin for over twenty-five years, and has delivered many presentations at the European Parliament.

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The Monetary Base Never Returned to "Normal" After the Great Recession

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog12/21/2018

M1 and the monetary base are almost equal at this time, but this is unprecedented in modern monetary history, as usually the monetary base is a fraction of M1.

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6 Reasons Why a Trade War with the Chinese Is Pointless

Global Economy

Blog07/20/2018

China's so-called "unfair" trading practices really hurt China more than they hurt American businesses.

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China's Currency Manipulation Harms China — Not Its Trading Partners

07/02/2018Power & Market
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Frédéric Bastiat and the Hubble Telescope

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog01/15/2018

Bastiat would point out that all that tax money spent on space programs comes at a very real, unseen cost.

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Lyndon Johnson's Terrible Legacy

U.S. History

Blog11/18/2017
Johnson's political philosophy is alive and well today. The US government spends freely on welfare programs at home, and on unwinnable wars abroad.
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