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Airline Bailouts Destabilize The Economy And Inflate Asset Prices
Although most politicians and airline executives want us to believe that airlines are an “essential” industry that is the equivalent of the “thin blue line” between prosperity and a depressed economy, the markets see things differently.
Yes, There Are Tradeoffs Between Disease Prevention And Economic Destruction
The COVID-19 pandemic has really highlighted how differently economists and noneconomists think.
Creating More Money Won't Revive The Economy
Money is not the means of payments but the medium of exchange. It does not have a life of its own; it only enables one producer to exchange his produce for the produce of another producer.
Japan Has Avoided A COVID-19 Panic. But The Global Recession Will Hit Hard
Abe’s legacy is already on the rocks, as the coronavirus and now the delay of the Tokyo Olympics by at least a year are sounding like a death announcement for Abenomics.
The New Euro Stimulus Won't Save The Greek Economy
The Greek state needs to stop its unsustainable policies involving ever-growing handouts.
Central Bankers Are Running Out Of Options
Corona fears have shifted the world’s central banks into hyperdrive. One after the other, the major central banks took to the barricades, manned the canons, fired their bazookas, and every other military metaphor you can think of.
Why We Need Free Markets To Fight Pandemics
The free-market price system allows for the rapid and intensive reallocation of resources that is necessary in a crisis scenario like a pandemic.
Coronavirus Panic: From Trillion-dollar Paternalism To "Cash For Bunkers"
The headlines and news alerts seem to be blowing up by the hour, but currently the Trump Administration is pressing Congress to distribute hundreds of billions of dollars to Americans, as a fiscal “stimulus” of sorts.
The Fed Is A One-Trick Pony
The central bank is doing what it always does when it seems there is an emergency: print money. The Fed wants us to see Very Serious Central Bankers ensuring that an imploding economy has plenty of “liquidity”.
Japanization: 30 Years Of Failed Economic "Stimulus"
There is a rising concern in Japan that everyone may end up equally poor if the economic policy remains unchanged. The economic and social decline frustrates the otherwise patient and polite Japanese.
The Fed Has Sufficient Tools—To Wreck The Economy
Renewed quantitative easing, the zero interest rate target, 84-day dollar swap lines, special repo facilities are nothing but cunning and arcane techniques for conjuring additional trillions of dollars and pumping them into the global economy.
Will More Easy Money Strengthen The Ailing Economy?
The shrinking pool of real savings exposes the erroneous nature of the commonly accepted view that loose monetary and fiscal policies can grow an economy.
The Coronavirus Won't Be The Cause Of The Next Bust, But It Will Make It Worse
Global policymakers moved to ease public anxiety over the coming economic hit from the coronavirus as analysts warned of a severe slowdown in growth and a possible recession if the virus continues to spread.
Why Sweden’s Negative Interest Rate Experiment Is A Failure
Sweden’s Riksbank, the world’s oldest central bank, introduced negative interest rates in early 2015. The reason given by central bank policymakers for the introduction of the negative interest was to counter deflation.
How Government Spending Destroys Wealth
The US budget had a deficit of $32.6 billion in January compared with a deficit of $13.3 billion in December and a surplus of $8.7 billion in January 2019.
Four Reasons Inequality Isn’t What You Think It Is
Markets are not the enemy of inequality. Regulated markets are. The income inequality that naturally occurs in the free market as a result of human uniqueness is needlessly amplified by restrictive government policies to the detriment of all.
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