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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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Counterfeiting Money Is a Crime — Whether Done by the Fed or A Private Individual

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/13/2019

The consequences of counterfeiting are the same regardless of who does it. The counterfeiters are exchanging nothing for something — thus stealing from those who create real value.

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What a "Hard Brexit" Could Mean for the UK

Media and CultureMoney and Banking

Blog03/20/2019

London is a major global hub, and a hard Brexit wouldn't change that. But one of the best possible outcomes of Brexit could be a move toward real free trade beyond the faux "free trade" of the EU bloc.

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People Trade. Nations Don't.

03/05/2019Power & Market
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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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