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Falling Prices Are a Good Thing

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/16/2018
Entrepreneurs, in the pursuit of the price that will yield profits, will direct real funding towards the improvement of people’s lives and well-being.
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What Has QE Wrought?

Money and Banking

Blog01/12/2018
In the wake of QE, it will be no easy task to correct for all the mal-investments, and excessive debt, and provide for all the unfunded liabilities.
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These Are the Top Risks We Face in 2018

Money and BanksTaxes and SpendingMoney and Banking

Blog01/11/2018
The “Krugman con” is like a “sword of Damocles,” which — while not always visible — hangs over the actions of all states, businesses and individuals.
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Will the Dollar Survive the Rise of the Yuan and the End of the Petrodollar?

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Blog01/10/2018
The dollar’s hegemony is being directly challenged by China, which is not shy about promoting her own currency as her preferred settlement medium.
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The Swiss Franc and The Euro: What Now?

Money and Banking

Blog01/09/2018
Although the Swiss central bank has ended its 2011-2016 experiment of pegging the franc to the euro, highly interventionist monetary policy continues.
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Seniors Scramble for Income as the Fed Inflates

Labor and WagesMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/01/2018
While Americans put on a happy face, central bank inflation robs people at the bottom and transfers wealth to those at the top.
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What Will Cause The Next Recession?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog12/28/2017
The next recession is going to be caused by making the same mistake of the previous ones: denying the the level to which we've accumulated risk.
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The Yield Curve Accordion Theory

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog12/26/2017
The Fed dictates to markets at least as much as it reacts to markets.
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Americans Are Addicted to Homeownership, and the Government is the Pusher

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Blog12/22/2017
"Sure, it's nice that homeownership forces people to build equity in an asset, even if it is a profoundly crappy asset."
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Will Cryptocurrencies Pass the Market Test?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog12/16/2017
It is not enough to have an established purchasing power. A particular thing — to be used as money — must also pass the market selection process.
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