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Why This "Boom" Doesn't Feel Like One

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking


There are really two types of asset-price-inflation periods. One is the "boom" type, but the other is the current "depression" type.

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The Fed Thinks It Can Use the "Natural" Interest Rate to Fine-Tune the Economy

Money and BanksMoney and Banking


It is impossible to isolate the "natural rate" and policies aimed at an unknown interest-rate target end up increasing instability.

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Audio: Jeff Deist on Central Banks on the BBC

Money and BanksMoney and BankingPolitical Theory


Do central banks have a plan? Do they know what they are doing? The BBC wonders, and Jeff Deist provides some of the answers.

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Interest Rates and the Marshmallow Test

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

People have a natural preference for having good things now instead of having them later. This is a problem for advocates of negative interest rates.

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Thanks to Central Banks, Saving Rates Are Declining Worldwide

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking


Americans are saving very little money for emergencies. Unfortunately, central banks have been encouraging the same thing worldwide.

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Will Eliminating Cash Save the Economy?

Money and BanksMoney and BankingValue and Exchange


As another step toward greater use of negative interest rates, the abolition of cash will only lead to the destruction of wealth.

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The Week in Review: October 8, 2016

Money and BanksPolitical Theory


Rather than focus too much on lamenting politics and the state, we should be heartened by how far we've come — and go forward confidently.

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Did Tariffs Make America Great?

Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMonetary Theory


Economists Stephen Cohen and Bradford DeLong are spouting an unfortunate amount of enthusiasm for Alexander Hamilton's corporatist economics.

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The Bank of England Abandons Cryptocurrencies — For Now

Money and BanksMoney and Banking


An adoption of digital currencies by central banks could bring the next generation of central bankers more power than their predecessors imagined.

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Central Banks Sheepish as Savers Keep Saving

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Frightened by an unstable economy and low returns, savers are saving even more and frustrating the plans of central bankers.

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