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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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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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