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Japanese Consumers Not Afraid of Deflation

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It turns out that the Japanese people do not have the Apoplithorismosphobia that their government officials have.

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Central Banks Sheepish as Savers Keep Saving

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Frightened by an unstable economy and low returns, savers are saving even more and frustrating the plans of central bankers.

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Yellen Grilled on Fed Partisanship

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The Fed's claim of independence is as shallow as its numerous promises to raise rates and return to normal monetary policy.

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The Week in Review: September 24, 2016

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From near-zero interest rates to price controls to easy home loans, it is clear that government is now more in need of sound economics than ever.

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FOMC, Not Surprisingly, Holds on Interest Rates Again

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The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided yet again today to hold off on raising the target federal funds rate.

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No, the Fed Doesn't Have a Plan. Yes, the Fed Really is Monetizing Government Debt

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A Wall Street crisis would become a Main Street crisis without quantitative easing, or so the story began in Nov. 2008. Have you seen a recovery?

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The Week in Review: September 17, 2016

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There is just no relief from the constant drum beat for more and more government intervention in the economy.

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The Fed Plans for the Next Crisis

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The Fed is busy coming up with new ways to "stimulate" and manipulate the economy.

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The Fed vs. Savings

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The Federal Reserve and in particular fiat money ruins the incentive to save for a better future.

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