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China Moves Forward with Its De-Dollarization Strategy

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog10/21/2016

The world monetary order is changing. Slowly but steadily, global trade and currency markets are becoming less dollar-centric.

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Inflation May Be Causing a Long-Term Rise in Unemployment

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/20/2016

Far from being neutral, inflation leads to changes in political institutions, and these changes push up unemployment over time.

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The Federal Reserve Is Hillary Clinton’s Secret Weapon

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/19/2016

With an election coming, the Fed has lost its enthusiasm for raising interest rates, much to the benefit of the incumbent party.

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Why This "Boom" Doesn't Feel Like One

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/19/2016

There are really two types of asset-price-inflation periods. One is the "boom" type, but the other is the current "depression" type.

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The Fed Thinks It Can Use the "Natural" Interest Rate to Fine-Tune the Economy

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/18/2016

It is impossible to isolate the "natural rate" and policies aimed at an unknown interest-rate target end up increasing instability.

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Audio: Jeff Deist on Central Banks on the BBC

Money and BanksMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog10/18/2016

Do central banks have a plan? Do they know what they are doing? The BBC wonders, and Jeff Deist provides some of the answers.

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Interest Rates and the Marshmallow Test

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

People have a natural preference for having good things now instead of having them later. This is a problem for advocates of negative interest rates.

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Thanks to Central Banks, Saving Rates Are Declining Worldwide

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/12/2016

Americans are saving very little money for emergencies. Unfortunately, central banks have been encouraging the same thing worldwide.

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Will Eliminating Cash Save the Economy?

Money and BanksMoney and BankingValue and Exchange

Blog10/11/2016

As another step toward greater use of negative interest rates, the abolition of cash will only lead to the destruction of wealth.

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The Week in Review: October 8, 2016

Money and BanksPolitical Theory

Blog10/07/2016

Rather than focus too much on lamenting politics and the state, we should be heartened by how far we've come — and go forward confidently.

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