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Can Gradual Interest-Rate Tightening Prevent a Bust?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/02/2017
Tightening the money supply "too fast" is not what causes economic busts. Creating money "out of thin air" is the real problem.

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Price Inflation Is Not the Worst Part of Easy Money Policy

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/31/2017
The uneven distribution of new money causes bubbles, all the while also driving asset price inflation.

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In Fed We Trust

Money and BanksU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog10/26/2017
At this point, does anyone believe the Fed is willing to do anything that might really spook markets?

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Low Interest Rates Subsidize Wealthy Households

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/21/2017
Wealthier households are often able to benefit more from low interest rates than can lower-income households.

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The Next Generation of Currency Wars: Private vs. State-backed Crypto

Big GovernmentMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/20/2017
The revolutionary nature of cryptocurrency is at risk as governments around the world aim to co-opt it.

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Gas Station Hold-Up: Thieves Seize $59,000

Legal SystemMoney and BanksThe Police StateMoney and Banking

Blog10/19/2017
In America, a person convicted of no crime is often deprived of all his money assets, in many cases resulting in the destruction of his business.

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What a Gold-Backed Yuan and Cryptocurrencies May Mean for the Dollar

Money and BanksGold StandardMoney and Banking

Blog10/19/2017
China has wanted to unshackle itself from the dollar for a long time and now they’re giving yuan-denominated gold contracts a third try.

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Krugman and the "Heroic" Fed

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/18/2017
If Krugman had his way, government agencies would have unlimited powers to control the economy, since government agents know better than everyone else.

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Seeking More QE for Japan — Abe Calls Snap Election

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/17/2017
The Bank of Japan is even more committed than the Fed is to continued QE and easy money.

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Gary Cohn is Concerned about Wall Street Clearinghouses – Blockchain is Already Fixing it

Bureaucracy and RegulationMoney and Banks

Blog10/16/2017
Helping de-escalate the risk of third party exchanges is, of course, simply one of the many potential applications for blockchain.

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