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The Fed Is Now Addicted to Easy-Money Policy

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/29/2018

The only way to end the booms and busts brought by inflationary credit is to eliminate the central bank's counterfeiting that constitutes and creates that inflation.

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A Rising Money Supply Doesn't Necessarily Lead to Rising Prices

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/24/2018

Increases in the money supply need not always be followed by general increases in prices, as prices are determined by both real and monetary factors.

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The Money Supply Is Never Too Small

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/21/2018

The idea that money must grow in order to sustain economic growth gives the impression that money somehow sustains economic activity. But this has never been true.

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The True Costs (and Unseen Benefits) of Bitcoin Mining

Money and Banks

Blog11/20/2018

Claims that private-money production is too expensive usually ignore the many costs of a government-controlled money system.

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Does China Have Enough Gold to Move Toward Hard Currency?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/17/2018

Decades ago, the Chinese state began to accumulate gold merely as part of a makeshift backup plan. But it may have ended up with enough gold to make a real move away from fiat currency, which would be a disaster for its Western competitors.

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It's Not a Problem When the Chinese Don't Spend Their Dollars Here

Money and BanksProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog11/16/2018

If the Chinese sell us stuff and then "hoard" the money we pay them, that increases the value of the dollars we continue to hold here in the US, while also leaving us with more stuff to sell elsewhere.

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Venezuela Has Hyperinflation. Now What?

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/15/2018

The future of Venezuela is grim. International reserves will be depleted, monetary expansion will not pay the deficit, and inflation will continue.

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Does a Falling Money Supply Cause Economic Slumps?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/13/2018

As the foundation of the economy weakens, bank lending weakens also. And then money begins to disappear from the banking system.

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The US Ten-Year Shows The Extent Of The Bond Bubble

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog10/30/2018

97% of consensus economists didn’t see the last recession the quarter before it started. Even worse, 77% didn’t see a recession when it was already happening!

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Schemes for Currency Manipulation Spread Worldwide

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/24/2018

Now untethered from everything except the will of central bankers, international exchange rates  are especially prone to manipulation worldwide.

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