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Washington's Bipartisan Fiscal Folly
Chronic federal deficit spending—practiced by both Republicans and Democrats—steering our country into a fiscal abyss.
The Fed Embraces Its Inner Zimbabwean
The US central bank now has a climate change mandate, in addition to full employment. The soundness of the currency used to be top of mind for central bankers, but that horse left the Eccles Building long ago.
Monetary Pumping And Idle Resources
Loose monetary policy, a solution recommended by many experts to prevent the emergence of idle resources, will only appear to be “working” as long as the pool of real savings is expanding.
Monetary Savings Versus Real Savings
According to the National Income and Product Accounts (NIPA) the US personal savings rate stood at 13.6 percent in February 2021 against 8.3 percent in February 2020.
Thanks To The Fed, The High-Risk, Small-Time Borrower Is Becoming A Thing Of The Past
While consumer numbers look good, the lurking problem is commercial real estate.
Printing Money Can't Replace Real Savings
When money is generated out of “thin air,” it means that nothing was produced to secure the newly generated money. This means that nothing was exchanged for the newly generated money.
Critics Claim Bitcoin Is A Threat To The Environment. They're Wrong
The popular critique of bitcoin is energy cost per transaction. This doesn’t begin to capture bitcoin’s massive energy savings compared to fiat currency.
Monetary Policy In America Is A Mess. Things Are Even Worse In Europe.
The dynamics of the inflation path would depend crucially on the behavior of the euro. If the US is by then reining back monetary radicalism in the context of accelerating inflation, then Europe’s currency fall could indeed be breathtaking.
Big Debt Plus Rising Interest Rates = Big Danger
If there is anything Wall Street banks crave is relief. Primarily relief from the potential for failure and, next, relief from holding much, if any, equity capital.
The Economic Effects Of Pandemics: An Austrian Analysis
There are no miraculous shortcuts to overcoming a crisis as severe as the one caused by the current pandemic.
Real Savings Are At The Heart Of Lending
After climbing to 12.2 percent in April last year, the yearly growth rate of combined commercial bank real estate and consumer and business loans plunged to –2.6 percent in early March.
GDP Hides The Damage From The Covid-19 Lockdowns
The COVID-19 lockdowns have caused immense damage to the economy. Government money printing may goose GDP, but It will do nothing to compensate for the deadweight loss that millions have suffered.
If Deficits Don't Matter, Why Bother With Taxes?
If you’re not familiar with modern monetary theory, they think governments should print more money because deficits aren’t a big deal. At one point in the show, Wiesenthal asked, “If we don’t need to worry about deficits, why do we have taxes?”
Why Beijing Wants A Digital Yuan
In the struggle to dominate the multidimensional board of geostrategy, space, cyberspace, air, land, and sea, the digital yuan poses a new and unique challenge to the US regime.
Economic Prosperity Is A Prerequisite For All Other Kinds Of Prosperity
As the world embraces illiberal policies - such as socialism, war, and central planning - economic well-being will suffer.
Central Planning By Business Is Not The Same As Central Planning By Government
This is a relatively new, and even imaginative critique of markets that has recently been circulating the meme-o-sphere.
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