Money and Banking

Displaying 1 - 10 of 1676

Does China Have Enough Gold to Move Toward Hard Currency?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/17/2018

Decades ago, the Chinese state began to accumulate gold merely as part of a makeshift backup plan. But it may have ended up with enough gold to make a real move away from fiat currency, which would be a disaster for its Western competitors.

Read More

Venezuela Has Hyperinflation. Now What?

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/15/2018

The future of Venezuela is grim. International reserves will be depleted, monetary expansion will not pay the deficit, and inflation will continue.

Read More

Does a Falling Money Supply Cause Economic Slumps?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/13/2018

As the foundation of the economy weakens, bank lending weakens also. And then money begins to disappear from the banking system.

Read More

The Next Financial Crisis

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog11/10/2018

The next crisis is not likely to be another Lehman, but another Japan — a widespread zombification of global economies.

Read More

Why Tax Cuts Without Spending Cuts Won't Bring Economic Growth

Taxes and SpendingMoney and Banking

Blog11/01/2018

Government spending distorts and harms the wealth creation process. And cutting taxes without cutting spending won't lead to real economic growth.

Read More

Schemes for Currency Manipulation Spread Worldwide

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/24/2018

Now untethered from everything except the will of central bankers, international exchange rates  are especially prone to manipulation worldwide.

Read More

Our Easy-Money Economy Is Not Sustainable

Financial MarketsBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

What causes financial crises, domestic and global, is the underlying, continuing credit expansion.

Read More

Purchasing Power and the Exchange Rate

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/18/2018

The key factor behind the rate-of-exchange determination is the relative purchasing power of various monies.

Read More

The Fed's Easy-Money Policies Aren't Helping Income Growth

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/09/2018

The Fed's policies over the past decade have resulted in a rapidly widening wealth and income inequality.

Read More

Can Seasonal Adjustments Help Us Understand the Economy?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/06/2018

All the sophisticated quantitative methods by themselves can't help us understand the cause-and-effect of what's behind the boom-and-bust cycle.    

Read More
Shield icon library