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The Bank of England's Governor Fears a Liquidity Trap

Money and BanksCapital and Interest TheoryMoney and BankingOther Schools of Thought

Blog01/17/2020

The demand for goods is not constrained by the amount of money, but by the production of goods and services available to trade for money.

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More Money Creation Won't Create More Economic Growth

Monetary TheoryMoney and BankingValue and Exchange

Blog01/13/2020

Contrary to the popular way of thinking, setting in motion a consumption unbacked by production through monetary pumping will only stifle economic growth.

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Universal Basic Income: A Dream Come True for Despots

Big GovernmentThe Police State

Blog01/11/2020

A universal basic income can easily be weaponized as a tool to punish "antisocial" behavior such as holding "unacceptable" political views or otherwise engaging in what the state doesn't like.

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Money, Expectations, and Economic Growth

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness Cycles

Blog01/06/2020

Even if the central bank policymakers could implement policies without error, Milton Friedman’s and Robert Lucas’s monetary schemes could not secure stable economic growth.

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Economic Stats Won't Tell Us What Really Causes Recessions

Booms and BustsMoney and Banks

Blog12/31/2019

The mainstream National Bureau of Economic Research definition of recessions is of little value. Real saving, not consumer demand, is the real driver behind economic growth.

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To Be Useful, Data Needs Theory

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog12/28/2019

Statistical data is merely history, but a competent historian does not simply let the events speak for themselves. He arranges them according to the ideas underlying the general notions he uses in their presentation. He does not report facts as they happened, but only relevant facts.

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Paul Volcker: The Man Who Vanquished Gold

The FedMoney and BanksU.S. History

Blog12/19/2019

Mr. Volcker certainly deserves credit for curbing the Great Inflation of the 1970s. However, he also merits a lion’s share of the blame for unleashing the Great Inflation on the US and the world economy in the first place.

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Good Economic Theory Focuses on Explanation, Not Prediction

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog12/18/2019

Many modern economists think the standard for a "good" economic theory is how well it predicts future trends. Not only are most economists terrible at making predictions, but the whole premise of economics as being about predicting things is a flawed idea.

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