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Why Is the Euro Still Gaining Against the Dollar?
The ECB has been trying to weaken the Euro. The relative weakness of the US dollar, however, continues to make the Euro look good by comparison.
Mario Draghi’s Fatal Conceit
Central bankers seek to shrug off any limits to their power. Only if totally unrestrained, they believe, can they truly do "whatever it takes."
On Borrowed Time
Those of us who are hostile to central planning are doubly hostile to governmental interference in the price mechanism — the policies of QE and ZIRP.
Draghi Doesn’t See "Bubbles" — Let Me Show You Some
Mario Draghi has many warnings for us about the next crisis, but he fails to note that the artificial creation of money is always behind those crises.
The ECB Blames Inflation on Everything but Itself
The ECB prefers to do what all central banks did just before the 2009 great recession: blame inflation on rising food and energy prices.
Draghi Wants More Inflation
The ECB's policy statement was meant to communicate that everything was going strong, but not strong enough to slow down the monetary expansion.
Central Banks are Completely Oblivious
The ECB's Peter Praet's recent comment on the stability of the financial system reveals a remarkable blindness.
Klaas Knot on ECB Tapering: "We'll See."
As the Fed continues to hike rates, the ECB must soon follow the course of cutting back on "easing" policy.
Monetary Showdown: European Version
There's a looming battle between the monetary status quo and the populist political trends.
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