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Why Central Bankers Think They're Doing Good for the Economy

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/22/2018

The only reason why the illusion that central authorities can grow an economy appears to be real is because of a still expanding pool of real savings.

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The Rothbard Deniers Are Wrong

Austrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog06/22/2018

In some Austrian circles, it's popular to downplay Murray Rothbard's significance to the Misesian tradition. History isn't on their side. 

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Professor Israel Kirzner Receives Distinguished Fellow Award

06/20/2018Power & Market

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Subjective Value Is not Arbitrary Value

SubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog06/16/2018

The prices of goods are not set mechanically by some kind of supply-demand curves but by the goal-seeking choices of individuals.

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How the Fed Enables Money Creation

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/11/2018

It's true that the Fed doesn't directly set a target for money creation. But by setting interest-rate targets, the Fed adopts a de facto policy of money creation. 

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Should the Fed Print More Money When "Demand for Money" Rises?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/07/2018

Creating money out of thin air always sets the boom-bust cycle in motion, even when there's an increase in the demand for money. 

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The Role of Shadow Banking in the Business Cycle

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog06/01/2018

The history of shadow banking development confirms Mises’s thesis that each government intervention leads to unintended consequences.

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How Business Owners Take Cues From Interest Rates

Blog06/01/2018

To keep market share, business owners must respond to increases in consumer demands — even if owners suspect demand is being goosed by money printing.

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Saving — not Spending — Is the Engine of Economic Growth

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/24/2018

To build wealth, we must first build capital and greater productivity. And that depends on savings.

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