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Austrian Monetary Theory vs. Federal Reserve Inflation Targeting

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog8 hours ago
When a central bank sets a two-percent price inflation target as a guide for monetary policy, it is targeting an arbitrary construction of economic statisticians.

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Tyrants of the Mind and the New Collectivism

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

Blog08/08/2017
The ideology of “political correctness” is strangling the principle and practice of freedom of speech.

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The Ancient Incas and the Collectivist State

SocialismWorld History

Blog07/12/2017
“The Inca state seems to have been one of the fullest incarnations of socialist ideals in human history.”

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Dr. Richard Ebeling on the State of the Austrian School

StrategyHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

07/07/2017Audio/Video
Richard Ebeling and Jeff Deist discuss the health of—and future prospects for—the Austrian school.

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June FOMC Announcement: Rate Hike and Balance Sheet Plans

The Fed

06/14/2017FedWatch
The FOMC concluded their June policy meeting today and announced, among other things, their interest rate decision: another .25% rate hike.

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A Conversation with Martin Eriksson on Libertarianism in Europe

Media and CultureStrategy

06/09/2017Audio/Video
Jeff Deist joins Martin Eriksson to talk libertarianism in Europe and the upcoming Corax conference featuring Hans-Hermann Hoppe.

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What Keeps James Bullard Up at Night

The Fed

05/26/2017FedWatch
We all have our worries in life. For Bullard, it's that your cost of living is not as high as it should be.

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Balance Sheet Normalization, Or Not

The Fed

05/17/2017FedWatch
Fed commentators have been talking up the "balance sheet normalization" theme. Turns out, shockingly, it's not actually going to be normalized.

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Charles Evans: The Risk of Deflation

The Fed

05/12/2017FedWatch
Charles Evans spoke on Friday and expressed his fear that the inflation outlook had risk on the downside.

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More Fed Talk: Mester, Kashkari, Rosengren

The Fed

05/09/2017FedWatch
Fed members Mester, Kashkari, and Rosengren all gave speeches early this week. Here is what they said.

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