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Top Five Monetary Policy Issues To Watch In 2017

The FedMoney and Banking

Blog01/09/2017

Here are the five most important issues to keep an eye on in 2017.

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Dollar Retreats from Highs as FOMC Stays Skittish

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/09/2017

The Fed keeps hinting that it plans to raise the target rate more than once this year. But, the Fed's level of confidence is near zero.

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The Case Against Fed Reform

The FedMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog01/04/2017

Congress seems set to reform the Fed, but what we really need is Fed competition.

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What Is This "Neutral" Interest Rate Touted by the Fed?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/03/2017

The Fed says it can use a "neutral interest rate" to set policy. But, Fed economists don't understand how the neutral rate works.

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Do Central Bankers Know a Bubble When They See One?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/01/2017

At different times and in different places, Fed officials have changed their stories about whether or not bubbles can be seen before they pop.

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Negative Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?

Money and BanksMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Negative rates can work because the opportunity cost of holding physical cash is not zero. Abolishing large banknotes further increases the cost.

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Central Bankers Are Losing Faith in Their Own Alchemy

Money and BanksMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog12/28/2016

In his new book, central banker Mervyn King sometimes sounds like Murray Rothbard. But in the end he continues the problem of central banking control.

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How Interest Rates Affect Time Preference — and Vice Versa

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog12/27/2016

A general increase in price inflation, resulting from increasing money supply and a fall in real wealth, will lead to a general rise in interest rates.

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Why Are Dollar Bills Worth Anything?

Monetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog12/21/2016

Today's paper money does not have value due to some government decree. It's value as money is based on a past connection to commodity money.

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