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Four Reasons Central Banks are Wrong to Fight Deflation

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog3 hours ago
The harmful character of deflation is a sacred dogma of monetary policy. However, evidence substantiating these claims is either weak or nonexistent.

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Does the Fed Follow Its Own Rules?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

The central bank is unlikely to follow rules like the Taylor Rule because they are fundamentally political organizations with their own agendas.

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Money Supply Growth Fell to a 104-Month Low in May

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/20/2017
Money supply growth has fallen to some of the lowest levels seen since 2008.

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Central Banks Are Driving Many to Cryptocurrencies

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/16/2017
The experimental and destructive monetary policies of central banks are driving many to flee to cryptocurrencies in hopes of finding some stability.

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The Next Fed Chair Will Not Set Long-Term Rates Free

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/16/2017
No known candidate for the Fed chair is likely to do anything to truly normalize Fed policy.

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How We Should Name Business Cycles

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog06/16/2017
Economists have long played semantic games with how they name business cycles. This is how they should do it.

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Deflation, Easy Money, and the Boom-Bust Cycle

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/02/2017
When money is made "out of thin air," we see economic busts go hand-in-hand with price deflation. This is not the case with sound money.

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The Cultural Consequences of the Federal Reserve

From the ArchivesMedia and CultureMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/01/2017
Our inflation and debt-based system encourages our society to adopt a short-term perspective.

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How Long Can the Fed Keep the Boom Going?

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/30/2017
Given current bond and stock market valuations, investors seem to be fairly confident that the Fed will succeed in keeping the boom going.

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Changes in the Money Supply Don't Cause Business Cycles

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/30/2017
Business cycles do not result from mere fluctuations in the money supply. What is needed is that the changes occur with money made "out of thin air."

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