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The Cultural Consequences of the Federal Reserve

From the ArchivesMedia and CultureMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Our inflation and debt-based system encourages our society to adopt a short-term perspective.

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How Long Can the Fed Keep the Boom Going?

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Given current bond and stock market valuations, investors seem to be fairly confident that the Fed will succeed in keeping the boom going.

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Changes in the Money Supply Don't Cause Business Cycles

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Business cycles do not result from mere fluctuations in the money supply. What is needed is that the changes occur with money made "out of thin air."

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How Economists Destroyed Pre-World War II Germany

Money and BanksWorld HistoryMonetary Theory

Monetary history proves that no nation can afford to treat economic theory with contempt.

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Inflation and Mercantilism in America: Five Cases

Money and BanksU.S. History

If inflation is the health of the State, how and in what way has government generated inflation in the history of the United States?

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Milton Friedman Debunked — by Econometricians

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Despite arbitrarily fudging the data, Friedman was unable to support one of his most central claims — that the demand for money is very stable.

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Allan H. Meltzer, RIP

Money and BanksAustrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Allan H. Meltzer, a distinguished monetary economist and historian and a longtime professor of economics at Carnegie-Mellon Institute, died on Monday at the age of 89.

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Three Ways Trump's Tax "Cuts" Will Raise Taxes

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksTaxes and SpendingMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Trump's plan to increase spending and lower taxes will only increase deficit spending. And that brings with it a host of new costs for taxpayers.

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France's Election Provides Only Short-Term Relief For The Euro

Free MarketsMoney and Banks

France's new president Macron will face some major challenges at home, both economically and politically.

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China's Plan to Subvert the Global Dollar Standard

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Are China and Russia prepared to escalate the financial war with America? It won't be easy, but they're increasingly motivated to do so.

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