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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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6 Steps Toward a More Sane Economic Policy

Taxes and SpendingMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Any one of these steps — even partially implemented — would be a step in the right direction.
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Patrick Barron: Negative Interest Rates Demystified

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

Patrick Barron explains how and why negative interest rates arise.
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The Problem Isn’t Fed Policy — It’s the Fed

The Fed


No human can withstand the political pressure to inflate reserves. As long as central banks have discretion, they will inflate the money supply.

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Private Restrooms Are Private Property

Private Property


Somebody paid for all those bathrooms inside businesses. The people who own them should decide who uses them.

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Where Negative Interest Rates Will Lead Us

The FedGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

02/25/2016Mises Wire
Central banks worldwide are putting their faith in negative interest rates. Unfortunately, these central bankers do not understand what interest rates are supposed to do, or how manipulating them will lead to a bust.
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