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What Is This "Neutral" Interest Rate Touted by the Fed?

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The Fed says it can use a "neutral interest rate" to set policy. But, Fed economists don't understand how the neutral rate works.

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Do Central Bankers Know a Bubble When They See One?

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At different times and in different places, Fed officials have changed their stories about whether or not bubbles can be seen before they pop.

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Paul Krugman’s Latest Conspiracy: Trump Is A Gold Bug

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As we wait to see what 2017 has in store for us, at least we can enjoy watching Krugman continue to destroy his reputation 140 characters at a time.

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Will A Stronger Dollar Cause a Trade War with Europe?

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If the US dollar begins to return to monetary sanity — for now — other currencies will face grave threats to their monetary status quo.

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Week in Review: December 17, 2016

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We lost one of the great scholars this week with the passing of Ralph Raico.

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Have Trump Tweets Replaced Fed Speak?

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Donald Trump's Twitter account is steering the market, the consequence of America substituting markets for central planners.

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Is Steve Mnuchin Just Another Wall Street Banker?

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Steve Mnuchin has said little publicly, but his resume does seem to contrast sharply with Trump's populist campaign.

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End the Fed To Really ‘Make America Great Again’

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The Fed's policies continue to cripple the middle class while favoring those few who benefit from the Fed's inflationary policies.

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Why the Dollar Remains the World's Reserve Currency

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The dollar will remain the world's reserve currency so long as other governments are happy to keep propping it up.

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