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Mike Pence Thinks the "Free Market" Is Making You Poor

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Michael Pence seems to be under the mistaken impression that the United States has an unregulated free market economy.

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End Game for the Global Economy

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Central banks never recovered and "normalized" their balance sheets after the 2008 crisis. That means the current system is very fragile.

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Inflation Is Not About Price Increases

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When inflation is seen as a general increase in prices, then anything that contributes to price increases is called inflationary.

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How Inflation Ruined a Chocolate Bar

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Inflation has increased costs for the makers of the Toblerone chocolate bar. In response, they have changed the bar and outraged some customers.

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Is Steve Mnuchin Just Another Wall Street Banker?

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Steve Mnuchin has said little publicly, but his resume does seem to contrast sharply with Trump's populist campaign.

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The Swiss Private Bankers Should Be a Model for Bankers Everywhere

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American chain banks have become just glorified ATM machines. But there is a model of banking that offers something quite different.

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End the Fed To Really ‘Make America Great Again’

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The Fed's policies continue to cripple the middle class while favoring those few who benefit from the Fed's inflationary policies.

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Will Trumponomics Save Us From A Bust?

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The markets are betting on a new Trump-driven economic miracle to soften the blow of the next recession. It may be a vain hope.

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Keynes Would Have Loved Trump's Economic Plan

Booms and BustsTaxes and SpendingMoney and BankingPolitical Theory


Donald Trump's spending plans will not invigorate the economy. However, There are some things Trump could do to truly encourage wealth creation.

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Week in Review: November 19, 2016

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In Europe, politicians continue to try to come to grips with both Brexit and Trump's election.

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