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Central Bankers Will Bring Us Economic Stagnation

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog06/22/2020

Central bank policies that rely on ultralow interest rates have been shown to bring economic stagnation. Unfortunately, central bankers don't seem to have any other ideas.

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After the Lockdowns, Government "Fixes" for the Economy Will Make Things Even Worse

InflationFinancial MarketsU.S. History

Blog06/20/2020

Like during the 1930s, governments are turning to new programs and schemes that will only prolong the crisis and makes things worse.

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There's No End in Sight to the Zombie Economy

Financial Markets

Blog06/01/2020

Put simply, if it were not for accommodative monetary policy, these firms would have otherwise shut down by now. Once again, the Fed is refusing to allow the invisible hand to rein in the excess for fear of a liquidity crisis, credit crunch, and worse.

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A Global Race to the Bottom: How Central Banks Are Responding to the COVID Crisis

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsMonetary Policy

Blog05/21/2020

Now, more than ever, we're in uncharted waters when it comes to central banks and monetary policy. Economist Brendan Brown takes a look at where we are and what the future might hold for central banks' race to the bottom.

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We’re All in This Together. But Not in the Way You Think.

CapitalismFinancial MarketsMedia and Culture

Blog05/20/2020

Some claim "the rich" will be fine—or even better off—after the COVID panic destroys the economy for most of us. But there's a problem: the wealthy depend heavily on an economy fueled by the production and consumption of all workers and entrepreneurs.

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Can Monopoly Money Save the Stock Market? Or Will It Buy Stagnation?

Financial MarketsMonetary Policy

Blog05/12/2020

Rather than spurring real economic gains, the Federal Reserve’s unorthodox QE program has supported and extended the debt grid and generated asset exuberance. But this can only go on as long as there's capacity for more debt.

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Negative Interest Rates: Rewarding Profligacy

Financial MarketsMonetary Policy

Why would an investor buy a bond that pays a negative interest rate? The answer lies in understanding how central banks manipulate the economy.

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Why Has There Been So Little Consumer Price Inflation?

InflationFinancial Markets

Blog05/11/2020

Prices of consumer goods have grown rather slowly in spite of sizable money supply growth. Why is there a gap?

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How This Crisis Differs from the 2008–2009 Financial Crisis

Booms and BustsInflationFinancial Markets

Blog05/09/2020

In this crisis the money supply has already increased far more than during the last crisis. But it's hard to say when this will produce inflation because we're still in the midst of a demand shock and a collapse in oil prices.

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This Bust Wasn't Caused by a Virus

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsLabor and Wages

Blog04/24/2020

The COVID-19 panic may have sped up the beginning of this economic crisis, but the virus wasn’t the cause. The real cause of the crisis was the boom that came before it.

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