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What If the Dollar Falls?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/14/2023

If the dollar does lose its position as the global reserve currency, it will be catastrophic for the American economy.

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Why Do Most Countries Have Their Own Currency? Governments Wanted It That Way.

Blog04/13/2023

Even when currency is backed by gold, governments have many political reasons to pursue national, territorial currencies. Now there are hundreds of national currencies. It didn't have to be this way. 

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Why Do Banks Still Fail?

The FedMoney and BanksU.S. Economy

Blog04/13/2023

Despite all of the supposed safeguards to prevent bank failures, banks still fail. Perhaps the so-called safeguards are causing much of the trouble.

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Were Recent Bank Failures the Result of Lax Regulation? In a Word, No

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe FedMoney and BanksU.S. Economy

Blog04/08/2023

While progressive lawmakers blame the current banking crisis on regulatory issues, the Fed's easy money policies have been the real problem.

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Why the Dollar Still Beats the Euro and the Yuan

Blog04/06/2023

Understanding what turns an ordinary currency into a global reserve currency can help us understand how the dollar could go into decline and give way to competing currencies.

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Who Are the Wealth Destroyers, Politicians or Billionaires?

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe EntrepreneurProgressivismSocialismU.S. EconomyEntrepreneurship

Blog04/05/2023

Politicians like Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are demanding that successful entrepreneurs be taxed into oblivion. The real parasites are the politicians who destroy wealth instead of creating it.

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Why the Regime Needs the Dollar to Be the Global Reserve Currency

Money and BanksWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/04/2023

Even a partial weakening of the dollar's global demand will limit the US regime's ability to throw its weight around internationally. Yet Washington is unwilling to do what's necessary to prevent it. 

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What Will Our Energy Future Be? A Few Ideas

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe EnvironmentPoliticsPrice Controls

Blog04/04/2023

With the government foolishly handicapping the oil and gas industries and pushing other alternatives, the future is not very bright.

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