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Can Yellen Keep the Boom Going?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/05/2017
Sometimes, pouring more easy money into a late-stage economic boom can keep it going just a little longer. Can Yellen pull this off?

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6 Steps Toward a More Sane Economic Policy

Taxes and SpendingMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog03/03/2017
Any one of these steps — even partially implemented — would be a step in the right direction.

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Lew Rockwell on War and Our Upcoming Foreign-Policy Symposium

War and Foreign PolicyMoney and Banking

Blog03/01/2017
In this video, Lew Rockwell discusses our upcoming conference, and the role of the Fed in financing ongoing wars.

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High Prices Don't Cause Economic Bubbles

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/28/2017
Bubbles aren't created by price increases. They're created by central-bank induced misallocation of resources.

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On Military and Spending, It’s Trump Versus Trump

War and Foreign PolicyMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog02/27/2017
There's little reason to believe Trump will make the massive cuts elsewhere necessary to fund his new military buildup. That means printing more money.

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Five Reasons for Central Banks: Are They Any Good?

The FedMoney and Banking

Blog02/21/2017
No justification for central banks erases the fact that the central banks are creatures of power politics rather than economic reason.

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Debt Isn't a Problem — Easy-Money Policies Are the Problem

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/16/2017
Debt can be a big factor in economic busts. But, the problem isn't debt. The problem is the easy-money policies behind the debt.

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The "New Normal" of Ultra-Low Interest Rates

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog02/14/2017
After nine years of unwarranted and irrational monetary policy, some people are taking the current monetary regime as normal and natural.

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"Real Wealth" vs. the Boom-Bust Cycle

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/13/2017
In a boom-bust economy, there is real wealth, and there is bubble wealth. Economic busts are a "cleansing mechanism" that clears out the bubble wealth.

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What Will Trump Do About the Central-Bank Cartel?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/12/2017
The Federal Reserve is centralizing and cartelizing central-bank policy worldwide. Will Trump move to end these moves toward one global central bank?

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