Monetary Policy

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Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events

Monetary PolicyBusiness Cycles

05/20/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Brendan Brown reviews "Narrative Economics," which argues that "economic fluctuations are substantially driven by contagion of oversimplified and easily transmitted variants of economic narratives."
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The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking

BitcoinMonetary PolicyGold Standard

05/20/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
This book is a rarity: a reasonable treatment of bitcoin from the point of view of Austrian economics.
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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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How All That Extra Stimulus Money Could Lead to Price Inflation

InflationMonetary Policy

More money creation doesn't necessarily mean higher consumer prices. But, if production is falling while consumers use their stimulus checks to buy food and clothing, we could see noticeable price inflation.
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To Avoid a Collapse of the Eurozone, Europe Moves Closer to a European Megastate

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyMonetary Policy

Debt-ridden countries such as Italy will come to rely more and more on Germans and other northern Europeans to finance their debt. This will require a more unified Europe. Or the whole thing may collapse.
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Over the Cliff: How Brazil’s 2004–2016 Business Cycle Became Its Worst Recession in a Century

Monetary PolicyBusiness CyclesPrices

01/22/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Brazil's most severe recession in over a century, which lasted over two years and saw unemployment of nearly 12 percent, offers empirical support for the Austrian business cycle theory.
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The Origin of the Prolonged Economic Stagnation in Contemporary Japan: The Factitious Deflation and Meltdown of the Japanese Firm as an Entity

Monetary PolicyBusiness CyclesGold Standard

01/21/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
While Otaki appropriately criticizes stimulus spending, he inexplicably attributes Japanese stagnation to the failure to follow Keynes.
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