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Four Reasons Central Banks are Wrong to Fight Deflation

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog06/22/2017
The harmful character of deflation is a sacred dogma of monetary policy. However, evidence substantiating these claims is either weak or nonexistent.

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Does the Fed Follow Its Own Rules?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

The central bank is unlikely to follow rules like the Taylor Rule because they are fundamentally political organizations with their own agendas.

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Money Supply Growth Fell to a 104-Month Low in May

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/20/2017
Money supply growth has fallen to some of the lowest levels seen since 2008.

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Central Banks Are Driving Many to Cryptocurrencies

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/16/2017
The experimental and destructive monetary policies of central banks are driving many to flee to cryptocurrencies in hopes of finding some stability.

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The Next Fed Chair Will Not Set Long-Term Rates Free

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/16/2017
No known candidate for the Fed chair is likely to do anything to truly normalize Fed policy.

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How We Should Name Business Cycles

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog06/16/2017
Economists have long played semantic games with how they name business cycles. This is how they should do it.

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Fractional-Reserve Banking and Money Creation

Money and Banking

Blog06/16/2017
Private banks are important drivers in the creation of unbacked money. But, they'd be far more constrained in this were it not for central banks.

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Mises-Influenced MP Becomes Brexit Minister

Money and Banking

Blog06/13/2017
Hopefully Steve Baker will prove to be a great asset for the UK in its divorce from Jean-Claude Juncker and the bureaucracy in Brussels.

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The Fed's Dangerous View of History

The FedMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog06/07/2017
Economics has shown the alleged blessings of an abundance of money are the outcome of crass errors in reasoning.

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