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How Central Banking Increased Inequality

08/15/2017FedWatch
Focusing almost exclusively on consumer price inflation, economists have overlooked the redistributive effects of money creation through other channels.

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Central Banks Are Hiding the True Price of Risk

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

08/10/2017FedWatch
Risk premiums determined in an unhampered market align the interests of savers and investors. When central banks interfere with this, trouble results.

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The Rise of Zombie Companies — And Why It Matters

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

08/08/2017FedWatch
A zombie company merely survives thanks to the constant refinancing of its debt. Thanks to central banks, their numbers are alarmingly large.

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This Time, It's a Bubble in Rentals

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

08/04/2017FedWatch
Fannie and Freddie are rushing to finance the current rental boom, and package them as mortgage-backed securities. What could go wrong?

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The Fed Gave Wall Street a Bomb, and the Taxpayers are Paying Ransom

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

08/02/2017FedWatch
How do you stop the taxpayer subsidy to Wall Street while avoiding lighting the fuse to Bernanke’s inflation bomb?

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The Fed Remains on Course – to Trouble

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

07/26/2017FedWatch
If the Fed really intends to turn away from its easy-money policies, it has three options for doing it. All of them are risky.

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Money Supply Growth Falls Again, Dropping to 105-Month Low

07/20/2017FedWatch
The last time the money supply grew at a smaller rate was during September 2008

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Can Japan End its Easy-Money Addiction?

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

07/16/2017FedWatch
Shinzo Abe's party has recently suffered some stunning electoral defeats. But that doesn't mean "Abenomics" and its easy-money policies are over.

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The Part-Time Critics of Central Banks

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

07/14/2017FedWatch
The central bank critics today who were not critics of the great bailouts and stimulus have reserved their criticisms for what hurts their interests.

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Five Takeaways from the House's Yellen Hearing

The Fed

07/12/2017FedWatch
What you need to know from Janet Yellen's testimony before the House Financial Services Committee.

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