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Does China Have Enough Gold to Move Toward Hard Currency?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/17/2018

Decades ago, the Chinese state began to accumulate gold merely as part of a makeshift backup plan. But it may have ended up with enough gold to make a real move away from fiat currency, which would be a disaster for its Western competitors.

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Does a Falling Money Supply Cause Economic Slumps?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/13/2018

As the foundation of the economy weakens, bank lending weakens also. And then money begins to disappear from the banking system.

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Deficits Do Matter: Debt Payments Will Consume Trillions of Dollars in Coming Years

Taxes and Spending

Blog10/27/2018

In coming years, interest payments on debt will increasingly pull money away from programs like Medicare and military spending.

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Don't Expect Any Spending Cuts Under Trump

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog10/03/2018

With the end of the 2018 fiscal year, we're seeing just how much Donald Trump loves to spend government money.

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Does a Fall in Unemployment Lead to Stronger Economic Growth?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/13/2018

Ultimately, what matters for the well-being of individuals is not that they are employed as such, but their purchasing power in terms of the goods and services that they earn.

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Defending the "Gentrifier"

U.S. EconomySubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog08/09/2018

Gentrification gets bad press. It would appear that the gentrifier (he who engages in gentrification) is a malign exploiter, a bully, someone who takes advantage of the weak and the poor. And these are the nice things said about him.

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Don't Conflate Bitcoin and the Blockchain

Financial Markets

Blog08/01/2018

The sooner we stop conflating “technology” with “coin,” the sooner we will have a better understanding of what is and is not sound money.

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Don't Mix Politics and Entrepreneurship

Book Reviews

Blog07/31/2018

Entrepreneurship can be both productive and unproductive — and even destructive — depending on the effects of public policy.

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