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The Digital Revolution Has Empowered Central Banks

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog4 hours ago
All the hype cannot hide the fact that this digital revolution has not delivered the increase in prosperity of previous technological revolutions.

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Why Are People Buying Bonds with Negative Yields?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/21/2017
Is this really negative time preference or a central bank induced crack-up bond boom?

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Venezuela's Default Disaster

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/20/2017
In the end, the socialist promise of free money is very expensive for all. Let’s learn the lesson.

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We're Living in the Age of Capital Consumption

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

It remains to be seen how much longer this can continue. Once the stock of capital is depleted, the rude awakening will be unpleasant indeed.

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Why Populism Isn't Going Away

Money and BanksWorld HistoryMoney and Banking

An ailing foundation of the economy provides fertile soil for dissatisfaction with the status quo.

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High Prices and Zombie Housing

Bureaucracy and RegulationMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/11/2017
This odd mix of rising prices and three months of vacant inventory being ransacked by squatters is not how markets work, unless government is involved.

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More Populism Might Have Produced a Better Fed Chair

Money and BanksMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog11/06/2017
Trump's selection of Jerome Powell highlights a flaw in Hayek's strategy to change public policy through "second hand dealers of ideas."

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Obama Administration's Bank Regulation Still Widening Gap Between Rich and Poor

Big GovernmentThe FedMoney and Banks

Blog11/02/2017
Few presidencies have ever done more to widen the gap between rich and poor than Barack Obama.

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Can Gradual Interest-Rate Tightening Prevent a Bust?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/02/2017
Tightening the money supply "too fast" is not what causes economic busts. Creating money "out of thin air" is the real problem.

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Price Inflation Is Not the Worst Part of Easy Money Policy

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/31/2017
The uneven distribution of new money causes bubbles, all the while also driving asset price inflation.

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