Monetary Theory

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Two Simple Questions Keynesians Can't Answer

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Blog02/22/2019

Keynesian economics is the economics of debt-addicted, lower-class spendthrifts: modern governments.

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Ludwig von Mises and the Nature of Money

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Blog02/13/2019

Among the fallacies Mises debunked in his first book were those of the chartalists - the predecessors of Modern Monetary Theory.

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The Role of Shadow Banking in the Business Cycle

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Blog06/01/2018

The history of shadow banking development confirms Mises’s thesis that each government intervention leads to unintended consequences.

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Problems With the Market Monetarist Approach to "Explaining" the Economy

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Blog05/21/2018

Scott Sumner's Market Monetarist framework is seductively simple, but relies on a definitional trick.

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Why Fractional Reserve Banking Poses a Threat to Market Stability

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Blog05/04/2018

Mises advocated free banking because he thought it would restrain fractional reserve banking, which he viewed as the cause of unsustainable booms.

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Central Bank Musical Chairs

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Blog02/21/2018
Reversing trillions of dollars of securities purchases will create turmoil. And now that price inflation is in equation, the ride will be bumpy.
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What Is Optimal Monetary Policy, Anyway?

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Blog02/16/2018
Economists usually sneak in their own value judgments when claiming they are for objectively "optimal" monetary policy.
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