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Patrick Barron

Tags The FedMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

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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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Economic Progress and the Primacy of the Individual

Free MarketsPhilosophy and Methodology

04/19/2014Mises Daily Articles
The economic success of the West and of free economies everywhere stems from the acceptance within many societies (to varying degrees) that individuals are all equal in the right to own property and exercise freedom from the collective. States, on the other hand, claim a special and exalted...
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What to Expect From Janet Yellen

The FedInterventionism

04/01/2014Mises Daily Articles
The Fed has painted itself into a corner. There is no way that the nation can avoid either a recession or the collapse of the value of the dollar. We should prefer the recession, then insist on an end to monetary expansion, regardless of the howls from the politicians.
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Mises, Kant, and Welfare Spending

Big GovernmentInterventionism

02/21/2014Mises Daily Articles
From the context of natural rights, government has no justification in forcing you to pay for a charity you would not fund voluntarily.
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We Will Be Told Hyperinflation is Necessary, Proper, Patriotic, and Ethical

Booms and BustsThe FedPolitical Theory

01/13/2014Mises Daily Articles
Each round of money printing eventually feeds back into the price system, creating demand for another round of money printing, and another, with each increase larger than the previous one. The law of diminishing marginal utility applies to money as it does to all goods and services.
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Currency War Means Currency Suicide

Global EconomyFiscal TheoryPolitical Theory

12/10/2013Mises Daily Articles
What the media calls a “currency war,” whereby nations engage in competitive currency devaluations in order to increase exports, is really “currency suicide.”
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