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How Private Banks Create Bubbles — with the Help of Central Banks

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/30/2018

Recessions emerge when the central bank reverses its loose monetary stance. But the seeds of recession were sown earlier by private lending practices that grew out of central-bank money creation.

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Danielle DiMartino Booth on the Fragile Fed Narrative

The FedFinancial MarketsU.S. Economy

11/30/2018Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Danielle DiMartino Booth discuss Fed Chairman Jay Powell's performance to date and whether Austrians and permabears overestimate the Fed's influence on the economy.
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Abenomics: Fool Me Once

Blog11/30/2018

There's only one way to fund a new public-works project or "stimulus" scheme: through money stolen from the taxpayers.

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Free Will and the Market Place

Free Markets

Blog11/29/2018

If the laws of economics are either unknown or not heeded, the inevitable penalty will be an economy of scarcity and poverty.

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5 Ways a Wealth Tax Is At Least as Bad as an Income Tax

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/29/2018

As the wage-earning population grows smaller as a proportion of the population, get ready for calls for "wealth taxes" which can keep the taxes coming in even as total wage incomes fall.

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Indians and the Confederacy, Part 3: The Trail of Blood on Ice

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

11/29/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton recounts the Trail of Blood on Ice: an attempt by neutral fugitive Indians to escape to Kansas.
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The Fed Is Now Addicted to Easy-Money Policy

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/29/2018

The only way to end the booms and busts brought by inflationary credit is to eliminate the central bank's counterfeiting that constitutes and creates that inflation.

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