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Money and BanksTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory
In this open letter to Donald Trump, free-market economists outline steps Trump should take to free the economy.
Financial MarketsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking
As yield-starved investors look to longer-dated assets, the biggest risk facing financial markets may be the financial asset duration bubble.
Money and BanksTaxes and SpendingMoney and Banking
Government spending — not the size of the deficit — is the real problem with government intervention in the economy.
Money and BanksMoney and Banking
Nearly 70 years ago, Ludwig von Mises explained the seemingly irrational hunger among capitalists for long-term government bonds.
The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking
In a move that surprised exactly no one, the Fed's Federal Open Market Committee yesterday announced it would take no action.
Legal SystemMoney and BanksGold StandardMonetary Theory
The courts have long sided with the Feds in refusing to enforce gold clauses in private contracts. State governments can undo some of this damage.
As free-floating fiat money, the major currencies of the world are locked in a complex game of relative devaluation and manipulation.
Money and BanksInterventionismMoney and BankingPolitical Theory
The federal government is again trying to take free choice away from borrowers by imposing new regulations on short-term loans like payday lending.
Increasing the money supply leads to many negative effects that are not measured as price inflation in measures like the CPI.
Some inflation hawks are beginning to speak up at the Fed. But will they be enough to put the brakes on the current easy-money experiment?