Monetary Policy

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Striking Autoworkers Will Only Harm Their Own Livelihoods

The FedLabor and WagesMonetary PolicyU.S. Economy

Blog09/20/2023

Autoworkers are angry at their working situation and are striking for higher wages and a shorter work week. Their anger is misdirected.

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A Ticking Time Bomb: A Huge National Debt Plus Rising Interest Rates

Economic PolicyInflationMonetary PolicyTaxes and Spending

Blog09/19/2023

As the national debt explodes and the federal government ramps up borrowing and spending, borrowing costs increase as well. Ordinary Americans will suffer the effects in due time.

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Why the Fed's Tight Rate Stance Damages the Economy

InflationMonetary PolicyU.S. EconomyGold Standard

Blog09/13/2023

In the wake of bad news on inflation, the Federal Reserve is pushing up interest rates. However, a Fed-induced higher rate is not the same as an interest rate decided by the market.

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Inflation: Government’s Insidious Form of Theft

The FedInflationMonetary Policy

Blog09/12/2023

While court economists such as Paul Krugman insist that inflation is government's way of ensuring full employment, in reality, inflation is one of the many ways governments steal from productive people.

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Consumer Credit Is Expanding Even While the Fed Pushes up Interest Rates

InflationMonetary PolicyTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog09/07/2023

As the economy slowly deteriorates, consumer debt rises. In the meantime, the Fed is pushing up interest rates to deal with the inflation it caused. This does not end well.

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Why Stabilization Policy is Destabilizing

The FedInflationMonetary PolicyU.S. Economy

Blog09/03/2023

The call for "price stabilization" was part of the recent Republican debate. Despite its attractive appearance, having the Fed try to "stabilize prices" is a very bad idea.

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There Is No Fed Magic Trick to Achieve a Soft Landing

The FedMonetary PolicyTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog09/01/2023

There are no more rabbits for the Fed monetary magicians to pull out of their hats. In an economy addicted to artificially low interest rates, any more moves by the Fed will trigger an economic downturn.

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How a CBDC Created Chaos and Poverty in Nigeria

Bureaucracy and RegulationCentral BanksMonetary PolicyProgressivism

Blog09/01/2023

The Nigerian government should have seen the economic disaster the eNaira would cause. They didn’t, and chaos and rioting followed.

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Is the US Banking System a House of Cards Waiting to Topple?

Booms and BustsMonetary PolicyMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog08/31/2023

Decades of low interest rates have ruined saving in the US economy, and banks are going to pay dearly for it.

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Gold Will Destroy the Keynesian Fallacies

KeynesMonetary PolicyU.S. HistoryWorld HistoryGold Standard

Blog08/26/2023

Keynes denounced monetary gold as "a barbarous relic." In the end, it will be that "barbarous relic" that overthrows the regime of paper currency.

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