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Why Central Banks Aren't Really Setting Interest Rates

Capital and Interest TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog8 hours ago

Central banks can only distort and mask real interest rates with monetary policy. Interest rates are really set by each individual's time preference.

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Why Friedman Is Wrong on the Business Cycle

Blog11/13/2019

 A common view is the bust is caused by various mysterious factors that have nothing to do with the previous boom. But that the main problem with Friedman’s model is the lack of a coherent definition of what a boom-bust cycle really is.

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Why Government Should Not Fight Deflation

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/09/2019

The fewer non-productive bubble activities we have, the better it is for those activities that actually crate wealth. But attempts to reverse deflation with new money creation only create new bubbles.

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Why the Pursuit of Profit Makes Us All Better Off

The Entrepreneur

Blog10/21/2019

When entrepreneurs create profit, we know they are using resources in a way that benefit others. When entrepreneurs causes losses, they are destroying wealth.

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Why "Worker Exploitation" Is a Myth

Labor and Wages

Blog10/14/2019

Workers get paid now, but the capitalists only get paid if there is a profit. This is why workers aren't paid 100 percent of the value of their output. For them, there is far less risk than for the capitalist.

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Will the Drive to Devalue the Dollar Lead to a Plaza Accord 2.0?

Money and Banks

Some people — including Donald Trump — think the dollar is too strong, and many propose the creation of a new version of the Plaza Accord, i.e., a multilateral agreement that includes coordinated intervention in foreign exchange markets.

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Why the Fed's Mythology Endures, with Murray Sabrin

Big GovernmentThe FedAustrian Economics Overview

09/27/2019Audio/Video
Professor Murray Sabrin joins Jeff Deist for a comprehensive look at central bank mythmaking.
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Why Big Business Prefers Lobbying Government to Competing in the Marketplace

Corporate Welfare

Blog08/29/2019

When corporations can make more money by angling for government favors than they can by serving customers, that is exactly what they are going to do.

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