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Central Banks May Choose Helicopter Money Over Negative Rates

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/11/2016

Negative interest rates have proven to be unpopular with the public. But the central banks have other strategies up their sleeves.

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The Euro Zone Embraces "Helicopter Money"

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/20/2016

Europe may turn to "helicopter money" as an easy solution. The problem of deciding who gets the money isn't quite so simple.

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Mario Draghi’s Fatal Conceit

Money and Banking

08/29/2017Mises Wire
Central bankers seek to shrug off any limits to their power. Only if totally unrestrained, they believe, can they truly do "whatever it takes."
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Central Banks Are Hiding the True Price of Risk

Money and Banking

08/10/2017Mises Wire
Risk premiums determined in an unhampered market align the interests of savers and investors. When central banks interfere with this, trouble results.
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La Fed sigue su rumbo… hacia los problemas

The FedMoney and Banking

07/26/2017Mises Wire
Si la Fed realmente tiene la intención de alejarse de sus políticas de dinero fácil, tiene tres opciones para hacerlo. Todos ellos son riesgosos.
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Cash Banned, Freedom Gone

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

04/05/2016Mises Wire
Europe continues to move toward banning physical cash. But, in spite of government claims, it's not about fighting crime. It's about economic control.
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How the Blockchain and Gold Can Work Together

Money and BanksGold StandardMoney and Banking

02/08/2016Audio/Video
New technologies, such as the blockchain technology behind digital currencies like bitcoin , may in the future facilitate the convenient use of precious metals as money once again, writes Thorsten Polleit .
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How the Blockchain and Gold Can Work Together

Money and BanksGold StandardMoney and Banking

02/01/2016Mises Wire
New technologies, such as the blockchain technology behind digital currencies like bitcoin, may in the future facilitate the convenient use of precious metals as money once again.
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The Fed Can’t Raise Rates, But Must Pretend It Will

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

10/26/2015Mises Wire
The Fed has a difficult balancing act. To maintain the current easy-money induced boom, it must not raise rates. But at the same time, it must also act as if it might raise rates some day, or savers will abandon the credit markets.
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Keeping the Bubble-Boom Going

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and Banking

08/19/2015Mises Wire
The Fed is talking about raising interest rates, but it knows that any move in that direction is likely to cause a recession and more economic pain. But it also knows it can't keep forcing down interest rates forever.
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