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The Week in Review: February 27, 2016

The FedMoney and BanksHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

02/27/2016Mises Wire
Dissatisfaction with the Fed appears to have gone mainstream, and this may increase if the Fed descends into negative interest rate policies. But, as always, a sound understanding of economics is key.
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The Week in Review: February 20, 2016

Global EconomyU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

02/20/2016Mises Wire
Whether we're talking about central banks or the US Supreme Court, governments everywhere continue to centralize power in the hands of the very few. The problem with this, though, is that successful central planning is impossible and leads to economic chaos.
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The Week in Review: February 13, 2016

Global EconomyMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

02/13/2016Mises Wire
As anger builds at the arrogance of central bankers, it’s becoming ever clearer that there is no plan for monetary policy to return to “normal.” As Robert Murphy explained at our recent event in Houston, the Fed’s magic trick just won’t work.
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The Week in Review: February 6, 2016

The FedFree MarketsMoney and Banks

02/06/2016Mises Wire
This week’s Iowa caucuses mean that election season has officially begun. While the names may change, the spectacle every four years represents the triumph of compulsion over cooperation.
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The Week in Review: January 30, 2016

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

01/30/2016Mises Wire
After a week of jittery markets, join us LIVE online Saturday for our Mises Circle in Houston, where we'll discuss where the world is headed in 2016.
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The Week in Review: January 23, 2016

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

01/23/2016Mises Wire
Fear is in the air. Central bankers are warning of crisis, and while mainstream economists fear the falling prices that are on the horizon in our post-boom world, Austrians know that deflation and recessions are both inevitable and necessary.
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The Week in Review: January 16, 2016

Booms and BustsMedia and CultureMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

01/16/2016Mises Wire
The global economy continues to wrestle with deflation, with oil reaching its lowest price in over a decade. The economic winds continue to look ominous, with even mainstream outlets questioning whether 2016 could be worse than 2008 . Of course much of the week headliners was dominated by political...
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The Week in Review: January 9, 2016

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksTaxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsMoney and BankingPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

01/09/2016Mises Wire
Populism was in the air this week as ranchers in the Western US opposed the spread of federally-owned lands, and reformers in Switzerland look to a referendum on fractional reserve banking.
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