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Walter Bagehot and the Problem of the "Lender of Last Resort"

Money and Banks

Blog09/19/2019

James Grant's new book Bagehot: The Life and Times of the Greatest Victorian, reveals there we can still learn a lot from the world that existed before our modern era of central banking.

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August Money-Supply Growth Rate Falls to 12-Year Low

Money Supply

Blog09/19/2019

The money supply growth rate fell in August, dropping to a 150-month low.  To find a lower growth rate, we need to go back to August 2007, when the rate was 1.59 percent.

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Why Government Can't Measure Your Happiness

Calculation and KnowledgePolitical Theory

09/19/2019Audio/Video
When a parent leaves the work force to focus on parenting, this shows up in government stats as lower employment and less consumer spending — suggesting a less productive economy. But that's not what's going on at all.
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3 Charts Showing Just How Boxed-in the Fed Is

Far from being in the midst of a robust "recovery," the patient — i.e., the US economy — is still incredibly weak, needing constant infusions of medicine to stave off a crisis in its circulation.
09/18/2019Power & Market
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Negative Interest Rates are the Price We Pay for De-Civilization

Financial MarketsU.S. EconomyBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog09/18/2019

The destruction of capital, economic and otherwise, is contrary to every human impulse.

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Greenspan Expects the US to Embrace Negative Interest Rates. Here's Why That Would be "Catastrophic."

The FedMoney and BanksCapital and Interest Theory

Blog09/18/2019

Central banks’ economic models predict deeper negative rates are necessary in the event that a significant recession materializes. This would be a disaster.

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The UN's Climate Change Agenda is So Extreme Its Own Analysts Can't Defend It

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentGlobal Economy

Blog09/18/2019

This should be shocking to naïve citizens and those who assumed that “the science” must all support the UN’s temperature goals.

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Fear of Persecution is Not an Excuse for Christian Statism

Media and CultureSocialism

Blog09/17/2019

Libertarian Christians should be aware that they are not compromising their beliefs or somehow acting in a way divorced from Christian history and orthodoxy when they do not join illiberal Christians in their quest for power and control over non-believers.

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