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Thorsten Polleit

Tags Financial MarketsMoney and Banking

Works Published inQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsThe Free MarketSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily Article

AwardsO.P. Alford III Prize in Political Economy

Dr. Thorsten Polleit, Chief Economist of Degussa and macro-economic advisor to the P&R REAL VALUE fund. He is Honorary Professor at the University of Bayreuth.

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The Disaster of Negative Interest Policy

Blog1 hour ago

Only gradually, the damage becomes visible. Economic growth is dwindling; political conflicts over income distribution are increasing; the state becomes more and more powerful.

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Facebook's Fake Money

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/18/2019

The critical question is this: Is the Libra really good or sound — money? Unfortunately, this question cannot be answered in the affirmative.

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The ECB's Renewed Attack on Free Markets

Blog06/25/2019

The ECB isn't stopping with government bonds. It will end the current monetary experiment with widespread intervention in corporate debt and all aspects of the market, further destroying what freedom still exists in debt markets.

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The Fed Has No Choice But to Return to Ultra-Low Interest Rates

Blog06/04/2019

Markets are already betting that the Fed will re-commit itself to more stimulus and more ultra-low rates. The markets are probably right.

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Central Banks’ Crusade Against Risk

Blog05/15/2019

Central banks are absolutely committed to low rates because higher interest rates would turn the boom into bust, and would collapse our production and employment structure now based on a system of ultra-low rates.

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