Monetary Policy

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Rebutting Paul Krugman on the "Austrian" Pandemic

Monetary PolicyOther Schools of Thought

Blog09/07/2021

Paul Krugman’s “logical problem” with ABCT derives entirely from his superficial understanding of the theory.

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Why Rothbard Trended on Twitter This Weekend

Anti-PoliticsMonetary PolicyMoney and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog08/16/2021

On Friday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted a link to Rothbard's essay "Anatomy of the State."

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Antal Fekete, Gold, and Central Banks

Monetary PolicyMoney and Banks

Blog03/09/2021

Fekete was one of the few old Europeans to recognize the central role of money: on the positive side as a means of amicable division of labor, on the negative side as a casualty and lever of political intervention.

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The Economics and Ethics of Government Default, Part II

Monetary PolicyTaxes and SpendingPhilosophy and Methodology

The economic analysis of repudiation applies to the debt of all levels of government and to all countries. The central question is not how big the government is or how much it owes, but rather whether the debt is funded by taxes.

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The Economics and Ethics of Government Default, Part I

Monetary PolicyTaxes and SpendingPhilosophy and Methodology

What would it mean for the economy if by one fell swoop not just the debt owed to the central bank, but all of it disappeared?

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Central Bank Digital Currency: A Primer

Monetary PolicyPlanningMoney and Banking

Let us begin with what CBDCs definitely are not: they are not a new kind of cryptocurrency akin to bitcoin.

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Japan's Ultraloose Monetary Policy Has Undermined Savings and Prosperity

Monetary PolicyWorld History

The Japanese experience offers valuable lessons for the US and Europe. A loose monetary policy can stabilize a recession for the short term, but a persistent flood of cheap money paralyzes productivity gains and growth.

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Why Asset Bubbles Involve So Much More Than Just Rising Prices

Booms and BustsMonetary Policy

Blog11/04/2020

What matters is not whether the emergence of a bubble is associated with price rises but rather the fact that the emergence of a bubble gives rise to nonproductive bubble activities.

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How Long Can the Fed Keep This Time Bomb from Exploding?

Monetary Policy

Blog10/21/2020

Although the Fed insists otherwise, the central bank really has no tools left except money creation, and the Fed will keep printing money in a panicky attempt to prevent a financial collapse.

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The Recovery Is Stalling. We Need Pro-Market Reforms Now.

Free MarketsMonetary Policy

Blog10/14/2020

Politicians have ignored the threat to small businesses that are failing not because their owners used the wrong strategies, but have been destroyed by the misguided and ineffective forced shutdown.

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