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In Hiking Interest Rates, Jerome Powell is Living Dangerously

Booms and BustsThe FedFinancial Markets

Blog06/14/2018

The Fed is already living dangerously with its recent hike, and further rises will all but guarantee a credit crisis. 

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Inflation for Beginners

Money and Banking

Blog06/12/2018

Let us see what happens under inflation, and why it happens.

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Italy, "Safe Bonds," and Europe’s Populist Fantasyland

Blog05/29/2018

The bummer about the euroskeptics in Italy is that their primary interest is making Italy's bloated public sector ever bigger. 

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It's Been 20 Years Since France Minted that First Euro Coin

Global Economy

Blog05/28/2018

In the post-recession world, the ECB has fired multiple rounds in its arsenal of Keynesian weapons. But now it's out of ammo.

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It’s Time to Focus on the "School" in "School Shooting"

Blog05/26/2018

With a near monopoly of school shootings, public schools nevertheless continue to escape any scrutiny.

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Is There a Difference Between Economic Power and Political Power?

Capital and Interest TheoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/24/2018

Critics of capitalism are often confused by the difference between political and economic power. 

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Iran Sanctions a Reminder of How America Militarized the Financial System

Money and BanksWar and Foreign PolicyMoney and Banking

Blog05/14/2018

Europe must identify ways to limit their dependence on the US financial system – or else indeed be reduced to de facto-vassal status to DC.

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In What Way Are Political Representatives Representative?

Political Theory

Blog05/12/2018

Is it possible to represent a constituency of people who hold varying and diverse opinions without betraying some of those same constituents?

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