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It's Not a Problem When the Chinese Don't Spend Their Dollars Here

Money and BanksProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog11/16/2018

If the Chinese sell us stuff and then "hoard" the money we pay them, that increases the value of the dollars we continue to hold here in the US, while also leaving us with more stuff to sell elsewhere.

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Venezuela Has Hyperinflation. Now What?

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/15/2018

The future of Venezuela is grim. International reserves will be depleted, monetary expansion will not pay the deficit, and inflation will continue.

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Does a Falling Money Supply Cause Economic Slumps?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/13/2018

As the foundation of the economy weakens, bank lending weakens also. And then money begins to disappear from the banking system.

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The US Ten-Year Shows The Extent Of The Bond Bubble

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog10/30/2018

97% of consensus economists didn’t see the last recession the quarter before it started. Even worse, 77% didn’t see a recession when it was already happening!

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Schemes for Currency Manipulation Spread Worldwide

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/24/2018

Now untethered from everything except the will of central bankers, international exchange rates  are especially prone to manipulation worldwide.

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Purchasing Power and the Exchange Rate

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/18/2018

The key factor behind the rate-of-exchange determination is the relative purchasing power of various monies.

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Yes, Inequality Is a Problem — When Caused by the Government

Money and BanksTaxes and Spending

Blog10/12/2018

Some inequality arises naturally from freedom of choice. Some comes from government meddling. One is good and the other is bad. …

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The Fed's Easy-Money Policies Aren't Helping Income Growth

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/09/2018

The Fed's policies over the past decade have resulted in a rapidly widening wealth and income inequality.

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Can Seasonal Adjustments Help Us Understand the Economy?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/06/2018

All the sophisticated quantitative methods by themselves can't help us understand the cause-and-effect of what's behind the boom-and-bust cycle.    

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China's Yuan Devaluation Is a Big Mistake

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/29/2018

China’s stealth devaluation is not making the country more competitive, it is making household and corporate debt riskier as the purchasing power of the yuan is diminished.

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