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The Case Against Legal Tender Laws

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/23/2016

If the government sticks to the original money, its legal tender law is superfluous and unnecessary.

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Chasing 2 Percent Inflation: A Really Bad Idea

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/17/2016

What is so great about the recently-invented 2-percent goal for inflation? It comes with some serious repercussions.

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"Diversity at the Fed" and the Arena for Allowable Discourse

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/13/2016

Changing the demographic makeup of central bank officials is tantamount to slapping a food label on a box of rat poison in an effort to make it safe to consume.

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Donald Trump Endorses Low Interest Rates, Earns Praise From The New York Times

The Fed

Blog05/06/2016

Unfortunately, The Donald then went on to make a strong endorsement of the monetary status quo.

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Is Trump a Bigger Threat to Wall Street than Sanders?

The FedU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog05/05/2016

A challenge to the monetary policy status quo is a much bigger threat to Wall Street than anything Sanders has proposed.

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Amazon = $3 Trillion?

Booms and BustsThe FedFinancial MarketsBusiness Cycles

Blog05/04/2016

Let us see how close this venture capitalist comes to putting a $3 trillion price tag on Amazon at its all-time high price.

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More Economic Data Leaking to Markets

The FedFinancial Markets

Blog05/03/2016

A new ECB white paper has found evidence that many data releases in the US are leaked in advance, benefiting certain special interests.

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The Week in Review: April 30, 2016

The FedMoney and BanksTaxes and SpendingMoney and Banking

Blog04/29/2016

The only good news this week came for Uncle Sam, who set new records in tax collection for 2015.

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Fed Holds Rates Steady

The Fed

Blog04/27/2016

We wouldn't expect much market reaction to today's announcement, as it was already expected and should have been priced in.

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