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How the Fed Enables Money Creation

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Blog06/11/2018

It's true that the Fed doesn't directly set a target for money creation. But by setting interest-rate targets, the Fed adopts a de facto policy of money creation. 

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Should the Fed Print More Money When "Demand for Money" Rises?

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Blog06/07/2018

Creating money out of thin air always sets the boom-bust cycle in motion, even when there's an increase in the demand for money. 

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Video: Wall Street and Central Bank Collusion

Money and Banks

Blog06/07/2018

In this 40-minute presentation, Nomi Prins explains the cronyism and secret dealings of central banks.

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The Role of Shadow Banking in the Business Cycle

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Blog06/01/2018

The history of shadow banking development confirms Mises’s thesis that each government intervention leads to unintended consequences.

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History is Clear, Central Banks Fail to Assure Economic Stability

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Blog05/31/2018

It is unfortunate that a scholar as careful as Robert Skidelsky has chosen to downplay the historical reality of the failure of central banking.

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Central Banks Haven't Always Been Quite as Bad as They Are Now

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Restrained by both ideology and public sentiment, central banks were once kept from the sort of antics they now regularly indulge in.

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Conceived in Disgrace: The 350th Anniversary of the Creation of the Bank of Sweden

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Today the world's oldest central bank turns 350. In a just world, this anniversary would instead be an opportunity to end this monstrous experiment.

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Saving — not Spending — Is the Engine of Economic Growth

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Blog05/24/2018

To build wealth, we must first build capital and greater productivity. And that depends on savings.

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Problems With the Market Monetarist Approach to "Explaining" the Economy

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Blog05/21/2018

Scott Sumner's Market Monetarist framework is seductively simple, but relies on a definitional trick.

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