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Danish State Plans to Pay the Salaries of Private Sector Workers

InflationLabor and WagesMoney and Banks

Blog04/13/2020

The Danish state believes that the nation can avoid economic collapse if the state pays private sector workers' salaries. This, it is thought, will allow private companies to avoid layoffs. But there's a downside.

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Even If the Fed Keeps Pumping Money, We May Still See Deflation

InflationMoney and Banks

Blog04/11/2020

It is tempting to assume both money supply inflation and price inflation will come soon as the central banks pump new money. But if banks aren't lending because the economy is in disarray, the money supply may actually shrink, and prices may even fall.

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The Fed Is Running Out of Bubbles to Create

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/03/2020

With each passing recession, the Fed finds it harder to refuel the last bubble, but the market moves on to the new bubble as the Fed keeps interest rates artificially low.

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Bureaucrats Can't Fix This

Money and BanksTaxes and Spending

Blog04/02/2020

Bureaucrats cannot conjure wealth from nothing. They only have what they extract from the private sector. Unfortunately, the bureaucrats are now starving the private sector of funding while making government budgets ever larger.

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The Federal Government Owns 92 Percent of Student Loans. Why Do Politicians Lie About It?

EducationMoney and BanksTaxes and Spending

Blog04/01/2020

The federal government must accompany any loan forgiveness with a repeal of all programs for subsidizing and guaranteeing loans. Anything less would be a formula for socializing higher education.

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Diversification versus Risk

Money and Banks

Blog03/26/2020

The size of an entrepreneur's return on his investment is determined not by how much risk he assumes, but rather whether he complies with consumers' wishes.

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Central Bankers Are Running Out of Options

Corporate WelfareMoney and Banks

Blog03/24/2020

Central bankers are panicking, and their solutions range from "buy everything that moves" to pushing interest rates even further into negative territory. Yet this doesn't seem to be helping much.

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With Bailouts, Governments Are the Big Winners

Booms and BustsMonetary PolicyMoney and Banks

Blog03/24/2020

Every crisis caused by the unbacked paper money system expands the power of the states over economic and social life, and unfortunately, once the state has expanded its power, it is unlikely the trend will be reversed.

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Modern Monetary Theory Is an Old Marxist Idea

Monetary PolicyMoney and BanksSocialism

Blog03/12/2020

Modern monetary theory (MMT) conveniently facilitates dangerous policies and ideas that seemed unrealistic, like universal basic income and “helicopter money,” and that have been particularly propagated by government-sponsored economists for the past few years. 

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Will More Easy Money Strengthen the Ailing Economy?

Booms and BustsMoney and Banks

Blog03/11/2020

Lower interest rates won't make an economy grow. What matters is real savings.

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