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Money and BanksMoney and BankingPolitical Theory
Negative rates can work because the opportunity cost of holding physical cash is not zero. Abolishing large banknotes further increases the cost.
In his new book, central banker Mervyn King sometimes sounds like Murray Rothbard. But in the end he continues the problem of central banking control.
Money and BanksMoney and Banking
A general increase in price inflation, resulting from increasing money supply and a fall in real wealth, will lead to a general rise in interest rates.
The FedGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking
If the US dollar begins to return to monetary sanity — for now — other currencies will face grave threats to their monetary status quo.
Even without ending the Fed, there are several steps that the Trump administration can take toward improving monetary policy.
Easy-money policies destroys wealth and lead to unemployment. When money creation is limited, wealth and employment expand.
Money and BanksU.S. EconomyMoney and BankingPolitical Theory
Michael Pence seems to be under the mistaken impression that the United States has an unregulated free market economy.
Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking
Central banks never recovered and "normalized" their balance sheets after the 2008 crisis. That means the current system is very fragile.
When inflation is seen as a general increase in prices, then anything that contributes to price increases is called inflationary.
Inflation has increased costs for the makers of the Toblerone chocolate bar. In response, they have changed the bar and outraged some customers.