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Paul-Martin Foss is the founder, President, and Executive Director of the Carl Menger Center for the Study of Money and Banking, a think tank dedicated to educating the American people on the importance of sound money and sound banking.

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Dumb and Dumber – From Negative Interest Rates to Helicopter Money

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking


If helicopter money is implemented, those who first gain the use of the new money may benefit by increasing consumption before prices rise, while others will see prices rise before they are able or willing to use the money. But the end result will be higher...

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And So It Begins… Negative Interest Rates Trickle Down in Japan


The negative interest rates imposed by the Bank of Japan have begun to make their way into the Japanese banking system. Japanese trust banks have begun to impose negative interest rates on accounts held by institutional investors.

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What the Federal Reserve Could Do

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Speculation is swirling as to what the Federal Reserve might do next. None of the likely next steps are terribly promising.

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Price Controls May Be On the Way

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03/29/2016Mises Wire
Central banks are in the business of price controls through monetary policy. But, when monetary policy fails, as it is doing now, central banks may look toward more broad forms of price controls as well.
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German Response to Negative Interest Rates: Safe Deposit Boxes

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The Japanese response to negative interest rates was to buy personal safes. The German response is to pull money out of bank accounts and stick it in safe deposit boxes. Both are perfectly understandable reactions to the prospect of having to pay interest to a bank for holding deposits.

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