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Why Fighting Inflation Is Not a Priority for the Fed

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Blog01/28/2022

"I get the impression that these people … believe the threat of inflation pales in comparison to climate change and racial inequities."

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Understanding the Rothbardian Critique of Free Banking

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Does free banking encourage fraud by tolerating fractional reserves? Here's a summary of the debate.

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Why Price Deflation Is Always Good News

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Blog01/27/2022

A general decline in prices is good news for wealth generators, since deflation means the economy is cleaning out its bubble-fueled, wealth-destroying activities.

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Review: Understanding Money Mechanics

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Blog01/24/2022

Bob Murphy provides the “intelligent layperson a concise yet comprehensive overview of the theory, history, and practice of money and banking, with a focus on the United States.”

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When Higher Prices Are Not Inflation

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Blog01/17/2022

Monetary inflation results in a general rise in prices, often called "price inflation." But rising prices are not always "inflation." In any case, more government regs and subsidies won't help.

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Money and Banking in the US after the Crises of the 1970s and '80s

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Blog01/13/2022

In its effort to patch together a working financial system out of postwar crises, the Federal Reserve would wildly exceed its mandate, flooding the world with dollars.

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What the Regime Will Do to Fight Private Digital Currencies

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Blog01/12/2022

Thanks to vast regulatory powers, regimes have many tools and many advantages in propping up fiat currencies when faced with competition from other currencies. 

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How Easy Money Inflated Corporate Profits

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Blog01/11/2022

After many months of covid stimulus, there's a bonanza in US pandemic profits. But unlike price inflation, these profits really are likely to be transitory.

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Ending Fiat Money Won't Destroy the State

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Blog01/06/2022

When we ask ourselves the question, “Can states survive without fiat currency?” the answer is clearly yes.

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Japan's Inflation Is Hidden behind Central Bank–Financed Subsidies

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Overall, at least 50 percent of the consumer price index in Japan appears to be government controlled, which is reflected in the significant growth of government spending on subsidies.

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