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Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking
Naturally, Fed chairmen claim they are never influenced by politicians who threaten them. But it would by naïve to take this at face value.
Money and BanksMoney and Banking
The Federal Reserve is not politically independent — and it never was.
The Labour Party wants the Bank of England to actively promote certain industries over others, not realizing that the Bank has already been doing this indirectly for decades.
Booms and BustsMoney and Banking
As investments — previously thought to be profitable — turn out to be flops, firms will start liquidating unfinished projects and layoffs will begin.
The real impediment to economic growth has been the relentless central bank tampering with financial markets.
Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking
As planned by Chavez, barter is indeed replacing currency transactions throughout the economy but with hardly the results the late socialist envisioned.
Turning toward sound money and freer trade with the US could help free Britain from Brussels and Berlin.
Money and BanksGold StandardMoney and Banking
The gold standard, if not abused, is not conducive to boom-bust cycles.
Money and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking
Some investors and entrepreneurs are good at guessing future trends. Economics, however, isn't what gives them the tools to do so.
The FedMoney and Banking
A fall in prices is the manifestation of real wealth expansion. General price inflation, on the other hand, results from monetary pumping.