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Understanding Money Creation and the Trade Balance

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/21/2017
In the floating exchange rate framework, by means of monetary policy coordination central banks can create the illusion of currency stability.

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Is the Snapchat IPO Proof of a Tech Bubble?

Financial MarketsMoney and Banking

Blog03/16/2017
It's unclear that Snapchat can make a profit. But, thanks to central banks, that's not stopping investors from pouring billions into the company.

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How the Fed Operates — And Why It's a Problem

The FedMoney and BanksCapital and Interest TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog03/14/2017
Central bankers often claim their tinkering with the money supply is but a small intervention, but in reality, it sets the boom-bust cycle in motion.

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By Itself, a Chinese Sell-Off in US Debt Won't Imperil the Dollar

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/13/2017
The Federal Reserve has a lot more to do with the strength of the dollar than the Chinese state.

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Week in Review: March 12, 2017

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog03/10/2017
It is becoming increasingly hard to argue with Harry Truman's conclusion: the CIA was a mistake.

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How Central Banks Enable the Money-Creation Process

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/10/2017
While it is true that private banks initiate the money-creation process, it is central banks that make the the whole process possible.

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Sound Money Is Rising at the State Level

Money and BanksGold StandardMoney and Banking

Blog03/06/2017
Legislatures in Idaho and Arizona are working to lower barriers to use of precious metals as money.

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Arizona Challenges the Fed’s Money Monopoly

Money and BanksGold StandardMoney and Banking

Blog03/06/2017
America’s 46-year experiment in fiat currency has gone exactly as predicted: a decline in the standard of living of middle- and working-class Americans

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Can Yellen Keep the Boom Going?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/05/2017
Sometimes, pouring more easy money into a late-stage economic boom can keep it going just a little longer. Can Yellen pull this off?

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6 Steps Toward a More Sane Economic Policy

Taxes and SpendingMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog03/03/2017
Any one of these steps — even partially implemented — would be a step in the right direction.

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