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Sarel Oberholster

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Sarel Oberholster is a South African living in Johannesburg, Gauteng province. He is an economist by training, a specialist financial engineer by craft, and an inquisitive spirit by nature. He has been involved in banking for over 30 years. His quest for understanding complex economic phenomena is his muse for writing and he shares his insights on his blog.

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The Independence of the Fed?

The FedU.S. HistoryInterventionismPolitical Theory

03/19/2010Mises Daily Articles
There is, however, no denying that the banks have tremendous vested interest in influencing the policies of the Fed, nor that the power being so narrowly vested in the president makes him a special target for influence. Still, the power to control the Fed is not in the hands of its "owners" but...
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The Cruelest Tax of All

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingFiscal TheoryOther Schools of Thought

11/26/2009Mises Daily Articles
"The central bank enters the negotiation between saver and borrower, and by counterfeiting money it destroys the negotiating base of the saver."
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