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Booms and BustsInflationMonetary PolicyU.S. Economy
We should not just be concerned about problems in the American banking system, but also about the proliferation of Eurodollars.
Booms and BustsCentral BanksInflationKeynesMonetary Policy
The Keynesian prescription for an economic downturn is for government to increase spending to improve so-called aggregate demand. In reality, this is a recipe for worsening the recession.
Booms and BustsThe FedBusiness Cycles
Rental prices are falling as the markets adjust to new realities. The Austrian business cycle theory explains why this is happening.
Booms and BustsThe FedInflationMoney and BanksMoney and Banking
How can a bank “create money out of thin air”? We must enter the magical kingdom of “fractional-reserve banking,” where deposits are turned into loans, loans are turned into money, and so on, to find out.
Booms and BustsThe FedInflationU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles
The Fed's latest attempt to correct the inflation it caused is putting the market on a crash course.
Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksU.S. Economy
Fractional reserve banking by itself undermines both the banking system and the economy. No action by the Federal Reserve can eliminate the threats.
Booms and BustsEconomic PolicyInflation
The usual suspects such as Robert Reich claim that corporate profits are causing inflation. Actually, increases in corporate profits are tied to increases in inflation.
As the Fed increases interest rates to reverse the inflation it has caused, firms that depended on easy money will face the bankruptcy judge. Stay tuned; there's more to come.
Booms and BustsKeynesMonetary PolicyU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles
With the US economy facing a severe downturn, we should remember that two recessions ended quickly because the government didn't intervene at all.
Booms and BustsEconomic PolicyThe Fed
The most popular measure of economic growth is GDP. However, GDP movement is driven by changes in the money supply, not real economic factors.