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Central Bank Musical Chairs

Money and BanksMonetary Theory

Blog38 min ago
Reversing trillions of dollars of securities purchases will create turmoil. And now that price inflation is in equation, the ride will be bumpy.

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Consumer Sovereignty Is a Problem For Government "Stimulus" Plans

The EntrepreneurInterventionism

Blog02/13/2018
Government stimulus plans can't take into account dynamic factors like entrepreneurial innovation and consumer preferences.

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Central Banks Holding Steady, But Promise More Rate Hikes

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog02/08/2018
In all cases — except the ECB — central bankers said they expected to raise rates more in the near future.

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Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster: Lessons in Local Entrepreneurship

The EntrepreneurThe Environment

02/03/2018Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
When a community is hit by a disaster, how can it recover? The economics of mega-disaster poses some interesting questions for entrepreneurs.

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Class Theory and Cultural Marxism

SocialismWorld History

Blog02/01/2018
Modern ideas of political correctness are often real-world applications of Marx’s opposition to people with the "wrong" class consciousness.

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China's Great Migration

Strategy

01/31/2018Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
The huge migration of Chinese from farms to urban manufacturing centers is key to understanding China's economic growth in recent years.

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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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Can Double-Entry Bookkeeping Save the World?

World History

Blog01/25/2018
Accounting is rarely held up as a terribly exciting topic, but in many ways, good accounting makes capitalism and economic progress possible.

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Can China Really Dethrone the Dollar?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/24/2018
The reports of the end of the US dollar are greatly exaggerated.

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Conflicts of Interest in Government Are More Common than You Think

Cronyism and CorporatismFree Markets

Blog01/23/2018
The common definition of "conflict of interest" is far too narrow, and should include taking campaign contributions in exchange for political favors.

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