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Booms and BustsMoney and Banks
The mainstream National Bureau of Economic Research definition of recessions is of little value. Real saving, not consumer demand, is the real driver behind economic growth.
As money loses its purchasing power, income and wealth are stealthily redistributed. Some individuals and groups of people are enriched at the expense of others.
Big GovernmentMedia and CultureMoney and Banks
Our monetary system, combined with interventionist state policies, causes mass overconsumption, the destruction of wealth, capital consumption, and the destruction of nature.
The FedMoney and BanksU.S. History
Mr. Volcker certainly deserves credit for curbing the Great Inflation of the 1970s. However, he also merits a lion’s share of the blame for unleashing the Great Inflation on the US and the world economy in the first place.
Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks
The budgetary restraints that the eurozone placed on member states are now in the crosshairs of ECB President Christine Lagarde.
Cronyism and CorporatismThe EnvironmentMoney and Banks
The ECB, always happy to repeat the mistakes of Japan, is likely to start new programs of debt monetization for green projects and claim it is a different, radical and new measure.
Money and BanksThe Police State
Transitioning to a cashless society is a natural fit for the authoritarian regime in Beijing — and one that has long been sold as “benign” by the more “liberal” globalist elite.
The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks
The Fed overestimated the robustness of the economy, underestimated the level of addiction of the markets to cheap money, and it was way too quick to proclaim a “full recovery” from the crisis.
Money and Banks
As government-created barriers to entry rise and fall, so does competition in the banking sector.
Argentinians have voted again for the policies that led to the 2014 financial crisis, and many crises before it. The regime remains inflationary and committed to big spending.