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Don't Want a Liquidity Trap? More Saving Is the Answer

Blog11/19/2019

The fact that central bank policies become ineffective in reviving the economy is not due to the liquidity trap, but because of the decline in the pool of real savings. This decline emerges due to loose monetary and fiscal policies.

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Dave Smith One-on-One with Jeff Deist

Jeff Deist and Dave Smith discuss D.C., Ancapistan, the future of religion in western society, and the Federal Reserve.
10/24/2019Power & Market
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Do We Need More Savings Before We Can Have More Lending?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/26/2019

In a true market — i.e., without a central bank — banks are intermediaries of real savings in their lending activities, thus promoting genuine and real economic growth.

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De-Dollarization: Europe Joins the Party

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

The US dollar continues to enjoy the confidence of markets, governments, and central banks. But faith in the US dollar is weakening, and many are trying to help the process along.

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Does the Boom-Bust Cycle Ever Result from Commodity Money?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/26/2019

Would it be possible for the boom-bust cycle to emerge in the free market economy where the central bank does not exist and where gold is money?

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Does Economic Stability Contribute to Growth?

Blog04/10/2019

Attempts at stabilizing the economy distort economic signals and cause economic instability, rather than preventing it.

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Dave Smith on Trump's Christmas Surprise in Syria and Afghanistan

Media and CultureStrategy

12/21/2018Audio/Video
Dave Smith and Jeff Deist discuss the astounding news from Trump about reducing troops in Syria and Afghanistan, and the growing push-back against neoconservative foreign policy from ordinary Americans.
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Does a Falling Money Supply Cause Economic Slumps?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/13/2018

As the foundation of the economy weakens, bank lending weakens also. And then money begins to disappear from the banking system.

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