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Money and BanksMoney and Banking
The destruction of sound money over the past century stems from actions at the federal level, but there are steps which states can take — and even have already taken — to move toward sound money.
Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks
The biggest “success” of the ECB has been the massive bailout of governments at the expense of savers.
Markets respond with price changes to eliminate money surpluses and money deficits.
M1 and the monetary base are almost equal at this time, but this is unprecedented in modern monetary history, as usually the monetary base is a fraction of M1.
Cronyism and CorporatismFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks
Not surprisingly, policies adopted by central bankers often serve the interests of the central banks themselves.
Our inflationary financial system benefits the wealthy at the expense of the poor.
Even if the Fed were to know the level of the neutral rate it could not achieve economic stability.
The Bolívar’s collapse is rather tragic, considering the Bolívar was actually one of Latin Americas’ strongest currencies during Venezuela’s peak from the 1950s to 1970s.
Eurozone banks are better off than they were three years ago. But they are nowhere close to having solved their challenges.
Recessions emerge when the central bank reverses its loose monetary stance. But the seeds of recession were sown earlier by private lending practices that grew out of central-bank money creation.