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Money and Banking after World War II: A Study in Extremes

World History

Blog01/12/2022

Any discussion of money and banking in the United States post-1945 starts with introducing its two central features: the Bretton Woods System and the New Deal.

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What the Regime Will Do to Fight Private Digital Currencies

Money and Banks

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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Americans May Finally Be Losing Confidence in the Woke Military

War and Foreign Policy

Blog01/12/2022

Trust in the US military has plummeted according to a recent survey, and conservative Americans may finally realize that the military is just a wing of the woke, progressive American establishment.

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How GDP Stats Create the Illusion of Fed-Fueled Economic Growth

Blog01/11/2022

Since GDP is expressed in dollar terms, the so-called real GDP fluctuations are in response to the fluctuations in the quantity of dollars pumped into the economy.

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How Easy Money Inflated Corporate Profits

Money and Banks

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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What Mayan Civilization Can Teach Us about Secession and Decentralization

World History

Blog01/10/2022

Thanks in part to the decentralized nature of Mayan civilization, it was much more difficult for the Spaniards to conquer the Mayas than the Aztecs and Incas.

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2022: The Year of the Hangover?

U.S. Economy

Blog01/10/2022

Twenty twenty-one was the year of binge spending. Twenty twenty-two is likely to be a hangover.

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The Federal Reserve Keeps Buying Mortgages

Blog01/08/2022

The Federal Reserve now owns $2.6 trillion in mortgages. That means about 24 percent of all outstanding residential mortgages in this whole big country reside in the central bank.

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