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QE by Any Other Name

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog11/16/2019

The Fed overestimated the robustness of the economy, underestimated the level of addiction of the markets to cheap money, and it was way too quick to proclaim a “full recovery” from the crisis.

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The Repo Crisis Shows the Damage Done by Central Bank Policies

The FedGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog10/11/2019

The repo crisis — and it is a crisis — is telling us that liquidity providers are aware that the price of money, the assets used as collateral and the borrowers’ ability to repay are all artificially manipulated. 

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Central Bank "Stimulus" is Really a Huge Redistribution Scheme

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog09/28/2019

Central banks pretend all these benefits come at no cost to anyone. Unfortunately, we all ultimately pay the price. 

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The Idea of Alternative Currencies Is Going Mainstream

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/23/2019

The movement for alternative money is the result of the history of government monetary mismanagement.

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Greenspan Expects the US to Embrace Negative Interest Rates. Here's Why That Would be "Catastrophic."

The FedMoney and BanksCapital and Interest Theory

Blog09/18/2019

Central banks’ economic models predict deeper negative rates are necessary in the event that a significant recession materializes. This would be a disaster.

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Unsound Money, Unsound Economy

The Fed

Blog09/12/2019

Central bankers like Alan Greenspan seem to think central bankers can be trusted to act with restraint. That's a risky plan, especially given that true and reliable constraints could be put on the money supply by adopting commodity money.

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The Econ Establishment Teams Up To Denounce Judy Shelton

The FedU.S. EconomyMonetary Theory

Blog08/08/2019

Shelton has been condemned by "experts" from both sides, but anybody who would liken the Fed to the Soviet central planners is an independent thinker worth considering.

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Powell Is Giving Trump His Rate Cut, Here is Why It's a Mistake

The FedMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog07/31/2019

With the economy growing at 2.1%, unemployment at 3.6%, creating 170,000 jobs per month, and estimated underlying core inflation of 2%, no objective data justifies cutting rates that are already artificially low.

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Digital Cash: Another Dangerous New Idea in Monetary Policy

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

"Digital cash" is the latest terrible idea from those who want to give central banks more power to meddle in the economy.

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Your Move, Gold Critics: Please Explain What Money Is

The FedMoney and BanksGold Standard

Blog04/10/2019

Stated simply, gold-standard proponents seek a dollar that is widely trusted as a constant measure of value. Nothing more. Nothing less.

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