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My Long Journey to Rothbardian Sobriety

The FedInflationU.S. EconomyMonetary Theory


Our political and cultural elites have gaslighted us on inflation for years. To learn the truth, read the Austrians.

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Banks Create Money out of Thin Air. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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.

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After the Debt Ceiling Deal: Look for Liquidity Problems in the Markets

The FedMonetary PolicyMoney and BanksU.S. Economy


As Washington cheers the so-called budget deal, the real problems loom. Liquidity issues are next.

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The Fed Has Rigged the Stock Markets to Crash

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.

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Is the Banking Crisis Being Orchestrated?

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic PolicyThe FedMoney and BanksU.S. Economy


With each iteration of the banking crisis, the Federal Reserve System and federal regulators gain in power and authority. Maybe the banking crisis isn’t an accident.

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Sound Money Is Required for Real Budget Discipline

Big GovernmentThe FedInflationMoney and BanksPolitics


The usual suspects are "relieved" that Congress gave President Biden what he wanted on the so-called budget deal. Without sound money, however, the borrowing and spending regime will collapse sooner or later.

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Default by Inflation Is the Real Drama in the Global Debt Market

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While the faux debt ceiling drama rages in Washington, DC, governments worldwide are defaulting on their debt via inflation.

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Is the US Banking Crisis Over? It Has Barely Begun

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.

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The Bankruptcy Caravan Is Now Arriving: Time to Pay for the Easy Money

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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.

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Can We Protect Ourselves from Inflation?

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Despite all of the inflation-fighting talk from the Fed, the truth is that the government benefits from inflating the currency. We need to know how to defend ourselves.

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