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The Bank of Canada Ignores its Mandate

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Blog03/06/2019

The Bank of Canada's official mandate to promote the “the economic and financial well-being of Canadians,” isn't compatible with the Bank's real mandate which is apparently to look out for the good of a small number of powerful banks.

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Fed Policy vs. ECB Policy: A Comparison

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The Fed and the ECB have taken two different paths since the 2008 crisis. Here's what you need to know.

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Why the Boom-Bust Cycle Keeps Repeating

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Blog03/04/2019

By creating money out of thin air, central banks repeatedly create bubble industries that must inevitably be liquidated.

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Banks use Other People’s Money — So What?

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Blog02/23/2019

Since we don't know the future, all investment is a type of speculation, and this doesn't mean banks are behaving nefariously when investing other people's money.

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Government Spending Isn't Always Inflationary

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Blog02/23/2019

While government spending re-allocates and distorts resources, it is not necessarily inflationary. Inflation really just stems from money creation and fractional-reserve lending carryied out by central banks and private banks — thus creating money "out of thin air."

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Two Simple Questions Keynesians Can't Answer

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Blog02/22/2019

Keynesian economics is the economics of debt-addicted, lower-class spendthrifts: modern governments.

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The Problem with Cutting Taxes without Reducing Spending

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Blog02/15/2019

Like taxation, government spending diverts resources from real wealth-generating ventures. Borrowed funds for continued spending must also be repaid, so current spending translates to future taxation.

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The Pseudo-Psychology Behind Monetary Policy

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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

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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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How the Euro Enabled Europe's Debt Bubbles

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Blog01/30/2019

When we blame the euro for Europe's ills, we're letting politicians and central bankers — who have only ever viewed the euro as a stepping-stone toward their grand objectives — off the hook.

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