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How Fear and Uncertainty Drives Demand for Gold

InflationFinancial Markets

Blog08/19/2020

Demand for gold tends to increase as faith in government and government intervention in the economy declines.

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As the Bubble Slowly Pops, the Economic Chain Reaction Is Now in Progress

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsPrice Controls

Blog08/18/2020

Our high levels of malinvestment mean that negative interest rates will not have the steroidal effect that's hoped for. But they will deliver another few years of subpar debt-fueled economic activity.

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The Debt-Inflation Spiral Is Driving up the Demand for Gold

Central BanksFinancial MarketsMoney and Banking

Blog08/15/2020

It is often claimed that inflation reduces the true burden of debt. This is true for existing debt, but those who advocate it as a remedy for government indebtedness fail to understand that it also increases the cost of the government’s future debt.

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Are Negative Rates a Natural Historical Development?

Financial MarketsInterventionism

Blog08/12/2020

Central bankers are saying two things at once. First, they say that negative interest rates are a natural historical development. But then they say negative rates are an essential tool central banks are using to manipulate the economy.

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Throwing Printed Money at This Problem Won't Make It Go Away

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsU.S. History

Blog08/10/2020

The crisis we faced in 2008 has not gone away, as we failed to heed its warning to change course and reduce debt levels. Instead, it has become bigger and more dangerous.

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Swamponomics: Trump's Fed Pick, a Kodak Moment, and GDP Misinformation

Cronyism and CorporatismThe FedFinancial Markets

Blog08/08/2020

Kodak's newly announced $765 million loan is just another case of DC picking winners and losers.

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Yes, QE Creates Wealth Effects

The FedFinancial MarketsMonetary Policy

Blog07/24/2020

According to Keynesians, wealth effects result from money creation, and they have a beneficial impact. The Keynesians are right that wealth effects exist. But they're wrong about who benefits.

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Gorging on Debt to Survive the COVID-19 Economy

Financial MarketsMonetary Policy

Blog07/22/2020

Our current position on debt seems to be akin to saying the only way to keep from drowning is pouring more water over the victim.

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Unlimited Government: Central Banks and Federal Spending during the Corona Crisis

Financial MarketsMonetary Policy

Blog07/14/2020

The average American has no memory of the gold standard or even the stagflation of the 1970s. The collective mindset is now the classic “kick the can down the road.”

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As the Fed Pumps, the Stock Market Is Increasingly the Only Game in Town

Financial Markets

Blog06/27/2020

In the midst of a stock market bubble like this one, everyone from Warren Buffet down to the shoeshine boy has some great tips for you.

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