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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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Deflation Fears Drive Developing Countries to Even Lower Interest Rates

Blog03/18/2019

While the US's central bank strikes a "cautiously optimistic" stance (as usual), central banks in developing countries are driven to easy money by economic uncertainty and a weakening dollar.

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No, Robots Won't Make Us All Unemployed

Labor and Wages

Blog03/11/2019

We are better off not needing twelve people with shovels to do the same thing as a single bulldozer. Robots are not fundamentally different from a bulldozer.

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The Fed Is Seizing Even More of the Marketplace

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog03/04/2019

The Fed is prepared to squeeze out what little is left of the free market forces in the debt market. The Fed wants full control so it can do "whatever it takes" to keep interest rates from rising above its very-low targets.

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What the World’s Central Banks are Planning for Brexit

The FedFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog02/28/2019

The monetary czars at the world’s central banks are coming to terms with the fact that a no-deal Brexit now seems to be the most likely outcome.

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As Lending Standards Fall, Worries of a New Bust Rise

Financial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog02/20/2019

New research is sparking fears that junk debt could trigger a repeat of the 2008 crash.

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The State Expands its Responsibilities In Order to Expand Its Power

Taxes and Spending

Blog02/16/2019

Governments take on a variety of responsibilities as a justification for greatly expanding powers — claiming these powers are necessary to fulfill these new responsibilities.

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The UK Government’s "Secret Plan" to Slash Taxes After a No-Deal Brexit

Blog02/14/2019

UK politicians are now at war as some push to make Brexit a catalyst for pro-market reforms such as slashing taxes. Others, however, want to double down on the worst the EU bureaucracy has to offer.

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