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"Insider Trading" is Back

Legal SystemCapital and Interest TheoryMonetary TheoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog04/07/2007

The ancient transgressions of murder, pillage, bestiality, thievery, and rape still shout from the headlines. O Tempora, O Mores, as the ancients proclaimed in dismay a couple millennia ago: meaning what crummy people, what crummy times. They ought to read this morning's paper — they...

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Was Rothbard an Auromaniac?

Monetary Theory

Blog03/06/2007

Sophistpundit gives What Has Government Done to Our Money (print,...

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Give The Japanese An "A" for Effort

Global EconomyCapital and Interest TheoryMonetary Theory

Blog02/07/2007

Historically, you know, we have a couple of grievances with the Japanese. First, healed over like an old wound, are the events of December 7, 1941. In the usual American tradition, we won that war but we lost the peace — said the experts. (I'll tell you why later.) Next, was the Great...

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Plug that Nickel!

Money and BanksInterventionismMonetary TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog01/31/2007

In a neat admission that his bosses are rotting the money in our pockets, Chicago Fed economist Francois Velde has come up with a bright idea: debase the nickel by a factor of five!

"The problem [...

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US Edges Perilously Closer to World Economy

Monetary TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog01/15/2007

It seems a certain pizza chain in the American Southwest currently accepts Mexican pesos as well as dollars for their pies. This business practice resembles that not only of international airports all over the...

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An unlikely champion

Monetary Theory

Blog01/11/2007

From the heart of the would-be global Hoi Phylakes — the Council for Foreign Relations — comes a piece written by their Director of...

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The Keynes of Marx; the brother Groucho that is

Media and CultureMonetary Theory

Blog01/07/2007

While watching the classic comedy Animal Crackers, I laughed as Groucho Marx — playing the character Captain Spaulding — engaged a gentleman named Chandler in...

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China Raises Reserve Requirements Again

Financial MarketsMonetary Theory

Blog01/06/2007

China again raises reserve requirements of banks . This was the fourth time in just seven months that they did this. If they keep this up, fractional reserve banking might be ended in China soon!

No, not really...

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Has Card Been Misinterpreted?

Monetary TheoryProduction Theory

Blog01/05/2007

Here's an interesting excerpt from an interview with David Card by the Minneapolis Fed's Region (December 2006).

Is Card making the Austrian point that the perfectly competitive model (a.k.a. the simple supply...

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