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Central Banks are Making "Conservative Investments" Riskier. This Could Be Disastrous for Pensions.

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/24/2019

The fact that the most conservative investors are being forced to purchase bonds of nearly bankrupt companies for virtually no yield is not a success of monetary policy nor a tool for growth.

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Carl Menger on Currency Durability: A Lesson on Cryptos?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/09/2019

Assessing cryptocurrencies through a framework of "saleableness" may help us understand why some cryptocurrencies are chosen for speculation above others.

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Central Banks Are Heading Toward a Stagnant Global Zombie Economy

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog04/09/2019

Using Japan as a model, governments are steering us toward a worldwide zombie economy — but we're likely to end up with something that looks more like Argentina than Japan.

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Crony Capitalism in Scientific Research

02/07/2019Power & Market

The government pays for it, but then a German publisher or a university likely owns it.

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Christmas Movies and Bad Economics

Free MarketsMedia and Culture

12/24/2018The Free Market
Why are so many Christmas movies rife with villainous capitalists who constantly seek to ruin Christmas?
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China Was Desperate for a Trade Deal, but the G-20 Agreement is a Mirage

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

Blog12/04/2018

This trade deal is not only vague, conditional and temporary — it will fail to stop the global economic slowdown.

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China's Yuan Devaluation Is a Big Mistake

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/29/2018

China’s stealth devaluation is not making the country more competitive, it is making household and corporate debt riskier as the purchasing power of the yuan is diminished.

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Caitlin Long: Will Blockchain Free Us from Wall Street?

Decentralization and SecessionFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

06/22/2018Audio/Video
Caitlin Long explains how blockchain technology might blow up the financial service and banking industries.
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