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Ludwig von Mises and the Nature of Money

Money and BanksHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsMonetary Theory

Blog02/13/2019

Among the fallacies Mises debunked in his first book were those of the chartalists - the predecessors of Modern Monetary Theory.

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The Pseudo-Psychology Behind Monetary Policy

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/09/2019

Regardless of expectations, tampering with the economy by means of monetary policies will always undermine the foundations of the real economy.

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Why Marx Loved Central Banks

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/08/2019

One of the easiest ways of asserting control over the private sector is to manage the money supply with a central bank. Naturally, Marx was rather fond of the idea.

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The Tragedy of the Euro (and Who is Truly to Blame)

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog01/31/2019

Italy’s problems are yet to descend into a Greek-style crisis, but that is the direction of travel. And Italy is far more serious than Greece because of its sheer size.

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Shinzo Abe Bets the Farm on Europe

Money and BanksProtectionism and Free TradeMoney and Banking

Blog01/30/2019

Japan's Shinzo Abe has turned to Europe in hopes of stabilizing Japan's fiscal and and monetary situation. But Europe is a shaky foundation on which to build anything.

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Mises's Proposals for a 100-Percent Reserve Requirement

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/28/2019

"The main thing is that the government should no longer be in a position to increase the quantity of money in circulation and the amount of checkbook money not fully — that is, 100 percent — covered by deposits paid in by the public."

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Will Policy Makers Turn a Global Economic Slowdown Into a Crisis?

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog01/24/2019

It is easy to blame weakening global markets on Trump, but it would be dangerous to believe that's the real cause of the slowdown.

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Venezuela's Economic Collapse Was Enabled by its Central Bank

Money and BanksWorld History

Blog01/22/2019

The Venezuelan central bank helped the regime destroy the middle class's wealth for many years.

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Capitalism Doesn't Cause Consumerism — Governments Do

Global EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog01/21/2019

It's government — not markets — that intervene to "stimulate" ever greater amounts of spending and consumption. A healthy market economy, meanwhile,  relies on both saving and spending.

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Behind the Scenes at the Central Banks that Created our Modern Monetary System

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

100 years ago, coordination among central banks was engineered to speed up the renunciation of the gold standard, and greatly enlarge the freedom of all central banks to inflate money supplies.

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