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Why the Debt Ceiling Won't Limit Debt or Spending

Money and BanksTaxes and Spending

Blog01/01/2022

From its inception, the Fed's job has been to pay off the debt and cover excess expenditures with newly printed paper money.

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Is the Crack-up Boom Here?

Money and Banks

Blog12/28/2021

Crack-up booms have historically facilitated the growth of authoritarian political movements. This is not inevitable. But we do need radical change to today's fiscal and monetary disasters.

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A Strategy to Promote Sound Money: Decentralize the State

Money and Banks

Blog12/25/2021

The current system of freely fluctuating paper currencies with the US dollar as reserve currency would not have been possible without political centralization of monetary systems. 

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Western Economies Are Self-Destructing with Inflation, Debt, and Taxes

Money and Banks

Blog12/24/2021

Thanks to covid shutdowns, declining productivity finally brought price inflation to the fore. But the world's governments have learned nothing and cling to the same inflationist policies. 

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How Much Control Does the Central Bank Have over Interest Rates?

Money and Banks

Blog12/23/2021

The central bank can manipulate the interest rate to whatever level it desires. But it cannot control how the interest rate is dictated by each individual's time preference. That's a problem. 

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The Fed's Dovish "Tapering" and the ECB

Money and Banks

Blog12/22/2021

Europe's governments are caught up in a destructive symbiotic relationship with Europe's central bank. If they don't end QE and cut debt, they face some very hard times ahead. 

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Welcome to a New Chapter in the Latest Boom-Bust Cycle

Money and Banks

Blog12/21/2021

The Fed admits inflation is a problem, so now begins the search to find a fix that doesn't involve a recession or anything else that might allow the economy to heal its malinvestments.

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Who Will Inflate Faster? Europe or the Fed?

Money and Banks

Blog12/18/2021

The demand for money is key in exchange rates and a major factor in the exchange rate is the relative change in the growth of respective money supplies. 

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The Fed Is Hawkish Now? I’ll Believe It When I See It.

Money and Banks

Blog12/17/2021

We're told they're hawks now, but the Fed is still thinking the way it has thought for the entirety of the twelve years since 2009, when today’s QE experiment began.

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How the Classical Gold Standard Fueled the Rise of the State

Money and BanksU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog12/16/2021

The classical gold standard brought the rise of central banks and state-imposed monetary "standardization."  This set the stage for later monetary disasters. 

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