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Central Banks Put Wind at Bitcoin's Back

BitcoinFinancial Markets

Blog12/10/2020

The central banks can be thanked for all bubbles, including those in cryptocurrencies.

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The US Savings Bond Scam

InflationFinancial MarketsU.S. History

Blog11/14/2020

Remember savings bonds? They were popular before the central bank made sure that safe, low-interest investments became a thing of the past. 

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Stop Confusing Money with Wealth

Cronyism and CorporatismFinancial MarketsInflation

Blog11/13/2020

Useful goods and services, and the productive resources needed to create useful goods and services, are wealth. Money is not wealth, and creating more money without first creating wealth is a big problem. 

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The Rise of Mega–Gambling Facilities: A New Skyscraper Curse?

Booms and BustsFinancial Markets

Blog11/06/2020

Circa casino’s new three-story, 78 million–pixel, high-definition screen in its sportsbook gambling compound may represent a new frontier in mega–building trends similar to those of skyscrapers. 

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The Fed's Balance Sheet May Be Headed to $40–$50 Trillion

The FedFinancial MarketsTaxes and Spending

Blog10/30/2020

If the current thinking continues, the world’s central banks will buy whatever paper governments issue. The result by the end of the decade will be a Federal Reserve balance sheet totaling $40 to $50 trillion. 

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Should Investors Focus on Risk Rather Than Profit?

Financial Markets

Blog09/25/2020

The stock market does not have a life of its own. In a relatively free economy, success or failure of investment in stocks depends ultimately on the same factors that determine success or failure of any business.  

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Abenomics: Big Debts with Nothing to Show for It

Financial MarketsMonetary PolicyWorld History

Blog09/24/2020

Japan's government is now addicted to easy money Abenomics. With Abe now gone, the next leader might tinker around with altered approaches, but it will be more of the same.

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The US Dollar Collapse Is Greatly Exaggerated

Financial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog09/14/2020

The United States currency has only really weakened relative to the yen and the euro, but that depends on optimistic expectations of a European and Japanese economic recovery.

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Bankruptcies Rise Despite Trillions in New Liquidity

Booms and BustsInflationFinancial Markets

Blog09/07/2020

Liquidity only disguises risk; it does not resolve solvency issues driven by collapsing cash flows while costs remain elevated.

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Monetary and Fiscal Sorcery Make Home Price Magic

Booms and BustsFinancial Markets

Blog09/03/2020

Just how is this magic created? The spurring of demand in the midst of a covid-created depression. The wizards at the Fed and Treasury have created an intoxicating frothy brew for stock and home buyers alike.

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