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Understanding Money Creation and the Trade Balance

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/21/2017
In the floating exchange rate framework, by means of monetary policy coordination central banks can create the illusion of currency stability.

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How the Fed Operates — And Why It's a Problem

The FedMoney and BanksCapital and Interest TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog03/14/2017
Central bankers often claim their tinkering with the money supply is but a small intervention, but in reality, it sets the boom-bust cycle in motion.

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By Itself, a Chinese Sell-Off in US Debt Won't Imperil the Dollar

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/13/2017
The Federal Reserve has a lot more to do with the strength of the dollar than the Chinese state.

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How Central Banks Enable the Money-Creation Process

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/10/2017
While it is true that private banks initiate the money-creation process, it is central banks that make the the whole process possible.

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Sound Money Is Rising at the State Level

Money and BanksGold StandardMoney and Banking

Blog03/06/2017
Legislatures in Idaho and Arizona are working to lower barriers to use of precious metals as money.

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Arizona Challenges the Fed’s Money Monopoly

Money and BanksGold StandardMoney and Banking

Blog03/06/2017
America’s 46-year experiment in fiat currency has gone exactly as predicted: a decline in the standard of living of middle- and working-class Americans

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Can Yellen Keep the Boom Going?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/05/2017
Sometimes, pouring more easy money into a late-stage economic boom can keep it going just a little longer. Can Yellen pull this off?

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High Prices Don't Cause Economic Bubbles

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/28/2017
Bubbles aren't created by price increases. They're created by central-bank induced misallocation of resources.

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Which is Worse — A Trade Surplus or a Trade Deficit?

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksPolitical Theory

Blog02/22/2017
Unlike commodity money, fiat currencies allow persistent trade imbalances which cause grave discrepancies in income, consumption, and investment.

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Debt Isn't a Problem — Easy-Money Policies Are the Problem

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/16/2017
Debt can be a big factor in economic busts. But, the problem isn't debt. The problem is the easy-money policies behind the debt.

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