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Central Banks’ Crusade Against Risk

Blog05/15/2019

Central banks are absolutely committed to low rates because higher interest rates would turn the boom into bust, and would collapse our production and employment structure now based on a system of ultra-low rates.

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Central Banks Are Propping Up Stock Prices

Blog04/11/2019

In the short term, a central bank can drive up stock prices by lowering the interest rate. In the longer term, it could sap the strength out of an economy.

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Central Banks Are Messing with Your Head

Blog03/21/2019

By tinkering with interest rates, central banks tinker with the way human beings see the present and the future, and their value systems overall.

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Central Banks Enrich a Select Few at the Expense of Many

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/30/2018

Under an inflationary monetary scheme, big financial-sector players who get the new money first benefit the most. Ordinary households down the line then bear the brunt of price inflation.

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Competition, Monopoly and the Role of Government

Monopoly and Competition

Blog07/04/2018

Monopolistic abuses rarely survive without a basis in one form or another of special privilege granted by government.

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Central Banks Put a Safety Net Under Financial Markets

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/26/2018
Investors assume bailouts will follow a new bust. But how high can the US interest rate go without bringing the bust?
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Congress Shirks Its Duty on Foreign Policy Yet Again

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/18/2017
Just because Congress approves the use of force does not mean that a war is wise. But Congress should at least be willing to debate the matter.
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Congress Exploits Hurricane to Raise Debt Ceiling

Taxes and Spending

Blog09/11/2017
The Republicans aren't letting this crisis go to waste. They're using it to put American taxpayers deeper in debt.
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