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The West's Russia Sanctions Could Lead to Many Unpredictable and Unpleasant Outcomes

Money and Banks

Blog03/17/2022

Imposing sanctions will advance the reach of surveillance capitalism while strengthening the power of states to control the financial system overall. The end result will be a lower standard of living and a less free economy. 

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Cantillon Effects: Why Inflation Helps Some and Hurts Others

Money and Banks

Blog03/11/2022

When there is increased money coming into an economy from somewhere, the first recipients benefit. They spend it according to their preferences and benefit from the new money, while others who only face higher prices are hurt.

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Inflation: Who or What Is the Culprit?

Money and Banks

Blog03/09/2022

A central bank whose policies accommodate irresponsible deficit spending by the federal government is a menace to society, unleashing uncontrollable forces.

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The European Central Bank Is Trapped Like the Fed

Money and Banks

Blog02/19/2022

Like America's central bank, the European Central Bank can't let interest rates rise without facing some big negative repercussions.

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Money and Savings Are Not the Same Thing

Money and Banks

Blog02/16/2022

Saving is not about never consuming things. Rather, saving enables us to devote more resources to growing wealth now for the purpose of consuming more in the future. 

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With Inflation at a 40-Year High, the Fed Is Too Afraid to Act

Money and Banks

Blog02/11/2022

Price inflation has been accelerating upward since April of last year. Yet the Fed has done virtually nothing. What's the Fed waiting for? 

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Today's Fiat Dollar Standard Is Founded in Lies

Money and Banks

Blog02/05/2022

The evolution from gold standard to gold exchange standard to the dollar fiat system is one based largely on deception and broken promises.

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The Fed Is Trapped: It Has No Room to Taper or Raise Rates

Money and Banks

Blog02/01/2022

Even if the Fed finally delivers the tapering and starts raising rates, it won’t get any further than it did back in the last anemic rate hike (2015–18) and tiny balance sheet shrinking (2017–19) cycles.

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Rising Rents and Cheap Money Flowing—So Apartment Prices Are Soaring

Money and Banks

Blog02/01/2022

Fannie Mae is helping ensure easy money flows to apartments. That means multifamily prices are heading skyward like asset prices overall.

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Quantitative Tightening Won’t Stop Price Inflation

Money and Banks

Blog02/01/2022

Bernanke’s initial moves to reverse QE were memorably beaten back by the so-called taper tantrum, so it's hard to see how the Fed will now proceed with aggressive QT.

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