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Digital Cash: Another Dangerous New Idea in Monetary Policy

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

"Digital cash" is the latest terrible idea from those who want to give central banks more power to meddle in the economy.

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Your Move, Gold Critics: Please Explain What Money Is

The FedMoney and BanksGold Standard

Blog04/10/2019

Stated simply, gold-standard proponents seek a dollar that is widely trusted as a constant measure of value. Nothing more. Nothing less.

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The Fed Is Seizing Even More of the Marketplace

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog03/04/2019

The Fed is prepared to squeeze out what little is left of the free market forces in the debt market. The Fed wants full control so it can do "whatever it takes" to keep interest rates from rising above its very-low targets.

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What the World’s Central Banks are Planning for Brexit

The FedFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog02/28/2019

The monetary czars at the world’s central banks are coming to terms with the fact that a no-deal Brexit now seems to be the most likely outcome.

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The Myth of Synchronized Growth and the Era of Secular Stagnation

The FedFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog10/13/2018

We have been hearing from central banks that we were living in a synchronized growth territory. Well, it wasn’t the case.

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The Question of Jackson Hole: Will the Fed Bail Out the World?

The FedGlobal EconomyBusiness Cycles

Blog08/31/2018

Emerging economies should not bet on the Fed to bail them out, but begin to solve their serious imbalances without expecting monetary miracles.

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Federal Deficits Are Worse than You Think

The FedU.S. Economy

Blog08/06/2018

In order to confuse matters, much of the true debt incurred by the federal government each year is simply declared to not be part of the deficit.

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Scott Sumner Wants to "Modernize the Fed" — This is What He Gets Wrong

The Fed

Blog07/25/2018

The goal should not be to make quick daily decisions that look like market data — it should be to make correct decisions that are market data.

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Economic Growth Isn't the Cause of Inflation

The FedMoney and Banking

Blog06/30/2018

A fall in prices is the manifestation of real wealth expansion. General price inflation, on the other hand, results from monetary pumping. 

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In Hiking Interest Rates, Jerome Powell is Living Dangerously

Booms and BustsThe FedFinancial Markets

Blog06/14/2018

The Fed is already living dangerously with its recent hike, and further rises will all but guarantee a credit crisis. 

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