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Mario Draghi’s Fatal Conceit

08/29/2017FedWatch
Central bankers seek to shrug off any limits to their power. Only if totally unrestrained, they believe, can they truly do "whatever it takes."

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Not Even Junk Will Fetch High Interest Rates Anymore

08/28/2017FedWatch
It’s not just those cranky Austrians calling central bankers on the carpet these days. Everyone knows, is holding their breath, and hoping for the best.

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Are Central Banks Nationalising the Economy?

08/24/2017FedWatch
Massive monetization of debt is just a way of perpetuating and strengthening the crowding-out effect of the public sector over the private sector.

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How Rand Paul Can Free Americans from the Fed

08/22/2017FedWatch
If the Senate won't act on Audit the Fed, Senator Paul should change his approach and introduce another piece of legislation from his father’s archives.

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How Central Banking Increased Inequality

08/15/2017FedWatch
Focusing almost exclusively on consumer price inflation, economists have overlooked the redistributive effects of money creation through other channels.

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Central Banks Are Hiding the True Price of Risk

08/10/2017FedWatch
Risk premiums determined in an unhampered market align the interests of savers and investors. When central banks interfere with this, trouble results.

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The Rise of Zombie Companies — And Why It Matters

08/08/2017FedWatch
A zombie company merely survives thanks to the constant refinancing of its debt. Thanks to central banks, their numbers are alarmingly large.

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This Time, It's a Bubble in Rentals

08/04/2017FedWatch
Fannie and Freddie are rushing to finance the current rental boom, and package them as mortgage-backed securities. What could go wrong?

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The Fed Gave Wall Street a Bomb, and the Taxpayers are Paying Ransom

08/02/2017FedWatch
How do you stop the taxpayer subsidy to Wall Street while avoiding lighting the fuse to Bernanke’s inflation bomb?

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The Fed Remains on Course – to Trouble

07/26/2017FedWatch
If the Fed really intends to turn away from its easy-money policies, it has three options for doing it. All of them are risky.

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