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The Symbiotic Relationship Between Central Banking and Total War

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center September 28, 2016   The Symbiotic Relationship Between Central Banking and Total War     The following is the prepared version of a speech delivered at the Ron Paul Institute Conference in Sterling, VA. I am here today to talk about one of the most important, but also most […]

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Central Banking and Total War

German Response to Negative Interest Rates: Safe Deposit Boxes

German Response to Negative Interest Rates: Safe Deposit Boxes

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center March 19, 2016   German Response to Negative Interest Rates: Safe Deposit Boxes     The Japanese response to negative interest rates was to buy personal safes. The German response is to pull money out of bank accounts and stick it in safe deposit boxes. Both are perfectly understandable […]


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The Momentum Towards Breaking Up Banks Increases

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center March 2, 2016   The Momentum Towards Breaking Up Banks Increases   Image: Taro Taylor   The movement to break up big Wall Street banks has been picking up steam recently. No longer just the refrain of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Senator Elizabeth Warren, the move to end “Too […]


The Long History of Government Meddling in the American Marketplace

By Mike Holly Mises.org February 29, 2016   The Long History of Government Meddling in the American Marketplace   Although the causes of economic crises recurring throughout US history and often spreading worldwide can’t be proven using empirical means, oppressive government regulations favoring special interests in relevant industries have preceded every crisis. Typically, cronyism involves support […]

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Why Breaking Up Big Banks Is No Solution

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center February 20, 2016   Why Breaking Up Big Banks Is No Solution     Neel Kashkari used his first public speech as President of the Minneapolis Fed to argue in favor of breaking up big banks. Big banks are problematic for a number of reasons, not least of which […]

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The Future of Banking: The Dangers of Electronic Currency

The Future of Banking: The Dangers of Electronic Currency

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center February 15, 2016    The Future of Banking: The Dangers of Electronic Currency     We live in a world in which more and more things happen electronically. It is now possible to buy all your clothes online, all your books, all your food, and have them all delivered […]


A Run On The Banks Begins In Italy As Italian Banking Stocks Collapse

By Michael Snyder End Of The American Dream January 23, 2016 A Run On The Banks Begins In Italy As Italian Banking Stocks Collapse     The Italian financial meltdown that we have been waiting for has finally arrived. For quite a long time I have been warning my readers to watch Italy, and now […]

A Run On The Banks Begins In Italy As Italian Banking Stocks Collapse

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How Money Disappears in a Fractional-Reserve Money System

By Frank Shostak Mises.org December 2, 2015   How Money Disappears in a Fractional-Reserve Money System   Most experts are of the view that the massive monetary pumping by the US central bank during the 2008 financial crisis saved the US and the world from another Great Depression. On this the Federal Reserve Chairman at the […]


Inside Janet Yellen’s Brain at 4 a.m. (Part II)

By Bill Bonner Bonner & Partners September 16, 2015   Inside Janet Yellen’s Brain at 4 a.m. (Part II)     GUALFIN, Argentina – According to several headlines, the U.S. stock market rose yesterday “ahead of Fed.” The Dow was up 229 points – or 1.4% – for the session. And so, we return to […]

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