Monetary Policy

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Central Bankers Gone Wild: It's a New Era at the Fed

Booms and BustsMonetary PolicyTaxes and Spending

Blog06/08/2020

When people are scared they let the authorities get away with all sorts of nonsense. We're seeing this with the Federal Reserve right now.

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The German Court's Unexpected Blow to the ECB

Decentralization and SecessionLegal SystemMonetary Policy

Blog05/29/2020

A high German court recently ruled that the European Central Bank has overstepped the bounds of its power. The angry response from high-ranking European bureaucrats tells us a lot about what they want for the EU.

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The Fed Is Doing "Whatever It Takes" to Prop Up the Economy. That's a Very Bad Thing.

InflationMonetary PolicyInterventionism

There's now no difference between monetary policy and other government programs designed to prop up firms, industries, and other favored groups. The Fed is simply another government planning agency.

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Central Banks Are Destroying What Was Left of Free Markets

InflationThe FedMonetary Policy

Blog05/23/2020

The Fed and other central banks are entering into a huge money-printing experiment in hopes of keeping the government-spending machine going at full speed forever. The unintended consequences will be highly destructive.

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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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Let's Hope Deflation Is Headed Our Way

InflationMonetary PolicyProduction Theory

Blog05/20/2020

Central banks have decided that one of their main missions is to prevent deflation. But this only ends up causing the malinvestments that lead to economic busts.

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How Central Banks and Lockdowns Are Making the Crisis Worse

Booms and BustsInflationMonetary Policy

Blog05/16/2020

After 2018, the US economy was already headed toward a recession. But bailouts and lockdowns have made things even worse.

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Germany Pushes Back against the ECB's Bailouts

Monetary PolicyMoney and Banks

Blog05/13/2020

The EU has now become essentially a makeshift, lawless regime designed to prop up bankrupt states. So much so, in fact, that even the German supreme court has become alarmed.

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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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