Central Bank


The War on Cash Is Even Worse than It Seems

By Kevin Dowd Mises Institute May 4, 2018   The War on Cash Is Even Worse than It Seems     The Adam Smith Institute have recently published my report “Killing the Cash Cow: Why Andy Haldane is Wrong on Demonetisation” on Andy Haldane’s proposal (“How low can you go?”) to abolish cash. [Disclosure: Andy and […]

The War on Cash Is Even Worse than It Seems

In 2017, The US Government “Lost” $2.2 Million—Every Single Minute

In 2017, The US Government “Lost” $2.2 Million—Every Single Minute

By Matt Agorist Free Thought Project March 1, 2018   In 2017, The US Government “Lost” $2.2 Million—Every Single Minute In spite of taking in a record-breaking amount of taxes in 2017, the US government managed to lose a whopping $1.2 TRILLION dollars, or $2.2 million—every single minute of 2017.     Illustrating the gluttonous nature […]


-1,175 Points! We Just Witnessed The Largest One Day Stock Market Crash Ever

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog February 5, 2018   -1,175 Points! We Just Witnessed The Largest One Day Stock Market Crash Ever       The mainstream media seems so surprised that the stock market is crashing, but the truth is that it isn’t a surprise at all.  In fact, this crash is way, way […]

-1,175 Points! We Just Witnessed The Largest One Day Stock Market Crash Ever

A Brief (and Messy) History of Modern Gold Standards

A Brief (and Messy) History of Modern Gold Standards

By Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna Mises Institute January 25, 2018   A Brief (and Messy) History of Modern Gold Standards   Although gold prices hit a new high in mid-January, Americans, by and large, are still reluctant about gold. They don’t quite “get it.” This incomprehension is different than that of Americans not “getting,” for example, bitcoin (as few seem […]


Trump’s Historic Opportunity with the Federal Reserve

By Tho Bishop Mises Institute September 7, 2017   Trump’s Historic Opportunity with the Federal Reserve   And then there were three. Today Stanley Fischer submitted his letter of resignation from the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, effective next month, the second such resignation of Donald Trump’s presidency. While Fischer’s term as Vice Chairman of the Fed […]

It’s unlikely Trump will nominate anyone who understands the negative consequences of our artificially low interest rate environment.

Here's the True Definition of a Recession

Here’s the True Definition of a Recession

By Frank Shostak Mises Institute July 24, 2017   Here’s the True Definition of a Recession — It’s Not About GDP   According to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the institution that dates the peaks and troughs of the business cycles, A recession is a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting […]


How Long Can the Fed Keep the Boom Going?

How Long Can the Fed Keep the Boom Going?

By Thorsten Polleit Mises Institute June 5, 2017   How Long Can the Fed Keep the Boom Going?   The US bond market trades at a quite high valuation. For instance, the 10-year US Treasury bond presents a price earnings (PE) ratio of 43. In other words: It takes 43 years for the investor to recoup the […]


One Country’s Central Bank Is Urging Its 6 Million Citizens to Buy Gold

By  Shaun Bradley The Anti-Media February 22, 2017   One Country’s Central Bank Is Urging Its 6 Million Citizens to Buy Gold     The central bank of Kyrgyzstan is encouraging its six million citizens to each own at least 3.5 oz (100 grams) of physical gold. The precious metal is the nation’s leading export […]

One Country’s Central Bank Is Urging Its 6 Million Citizens to Buy Gold

Why Fractional-Reserve Banking Would Be Limited in an Unhampered Market

Why Fractional-Reserve Banking Would Be Limited in an Unhampered Market

By Frank Shostak Mises Institute January 17, 2017   Why Fractional-Reserve Banking Would Be Limited in an Unhampered Market   The so-called multiplier arises as a result of the fact that banks are legally permitted to use money that is placed in demand deposits. Banks treat this type of money as if it was loaned to them, […]