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More on Interest Rates and Time Preference

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog12/02/2017
Currently observed negative yields on some European corporate bonds supposedly runs contrary to the positive time preference theory. How can this be?

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I Have Doubts About Bitcoin

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog12/02/2017
The quantity of money is certainly important. But so is its quality.

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What Gives Cryptocurrencies Their Value

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog12/01/2017
The value of cryptocurrencies comes fundamentally from what you can do with them.

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The Digital Revolution Has Empowered Central Banks

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/23/2017
All the hype cannot hide the fact that this digital revolution has not delivered the increase in prosperity of previous technological revolutions.

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Are Markets Really as Calm as they Seem?

Booms and BustsMoney and Banking

Blog11/21/2017
Given its track record, there is little reason to expect that the Fed won’t mess things up this time.

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Why Are People Buying Bonds with Negative Yields?

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Blog11/21/2017
Is this really negative time preference or a central bank induced crack-up bond boom?

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Venezuela's Default Disaster

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/20/2017
In the end, the socialist promise of free money is very expensive for all. Let’s learn the lesson.

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We're Living in the Age of Capital Consumption

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It remains to be seen how much longer this can continue. Once the stock of capital is depleted, the rude awakening will be unpleasant indeed.

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Cradles of Capitalism: the City-States of Greece and Italy

Swiss WatchWorld HistoryEntrepreneurshipMoney and Banking

Ancient and Renaissance city-states were some of the greatest incubators of economic and entrepreneurial activity.

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Why Populism Isn't Going Away

Money and BanksWorld HistoryMoney and Banking

An ailing foundation of the economy provides fertile soil for dissatisfaction with the status quo.

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