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Fed Raises Rates — Will Other Central Banks Follow?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

06/18/2017FedWatch
The Federal Reserve says it can now turn to tighter monetary policy if the economy continues to expand "as anticipated." But that's a pretty big if.

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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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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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Peter Klein on How Not to Reform the Fed

The FedMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyMonetary Theory

06/16/2017Audio/Video
Peter Klein and Jeff Deist discuss the effectiveness of constraints on the Fed.

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Government as the Source of Monopoly: US Airlines Edition

Monopoly and Competition

Blog06/16/2017
"Is Government the Source of Monopoly?" asked Chicago economist Yale Brozen. Yes, he answered.

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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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Fractional-Reserve Banking and Money Creation

Money and Banking

Blog06/16/2017
Private banks are important drivers in the creation of unbacked money. But, they'd be far more constrained in this were it not for central banks.

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With Cuba Policy, Trump Strikes Another Blow Against Economic Freedom

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog06/16/2017
As with all US-imposed trade restrictions, efforts to restrict trade with Cuba involves destroying the property rights of Americans.

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Terry McAuliffe's Fuzzy Math on Gun Homicides

HealthLegal System

Blog06/15/2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe likes to use made-up numbers about "gun violence."

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What If Taxpayers Could Choose if Taxes Went to the State Level or Federal Level?

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and Spending

Blog06/15/2017
Tax returns should contain a check-off box where taxpayers can decide to send their taxes to state and local levels instead of Washington, DC.

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