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Negative Rates Will Kill Growth

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital September 13, 2016   Negative Rates Will Kill Growth   For years I have argued that ultra-low interest rates act more as an economic sedative than a stimulant. This idea has elicited laughter from the economic establishment. But it is becoming clearer that rates set by central banks that are far below […]

Negative Rates Will Kill Growth

Beware of the Chaos of Helicopter Money

Beware of the Chaos of Helicopter Money

By Daily Bell Staff The Daily Bell May 11, 2016   Beware of the Chaos of Helicopter Money     Indian central bank governor says helicopter money no panacea … Indian Central Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan said on Tuesday that he had doubts “helicopter money”, or free cash given directly to citizens to stimulate growth, […]


Forget the NY Times. Here’s Obama’s Real Legacy

By Grayson Schultze The Daily Bell April 30, 2016   Forget the NY Times. Here’s Obama’s Real Legacy       One day we’re saving the banks; the next day we’re saving the auto industry; the next day we’re trying to see whether we can have some impact on the housing market. – President Barack […]

Forget the NY Times. Here’s Obama’s Real Legacy

The Winter of Discontent

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital April 15, 2016   The Winter of Discontent   The Winter of 2015-2016, which came to an end a few weeks ago, has been officially designated as the mildest in the U.S. in 121 years according to NOAA. While this fact will certainly add a major talking point in the […]

Negative Rates Will Kill Growth

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Jobs Report Blues

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org April 4, 2016   Jobs Report Blues   On Friday the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were 215,000 new jobs in March. John Williams of ShadowStats.com reports that these “new jobs” result from the the Birth-Death model that “artificially inflates headline month-to-month payroll gains with […]


We Need the Pain that Comes with More Saving

By C. Jay Engel Mises.org March 17, 2016   We Need the Pain that Comes with More Saving   The endgame of monetary side manipulations is upon us. Since 2008, central banks have done what they thought was needed to bring the markets back from the pain they experienced during the crash. The problem, of course, is […]

We Need the Pain that Comes with More Saving

Negative Rates Will Kill Growth

Peddling Fiction, Ignoring Fact

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital March 8, 2016   Peddling Fiction, Ignoring Fact   In his seventh, and final, State of the Union address this January, President Obama, clearly looking to bolster his legacy as the president who vanquished the Great Recession, boldly asserted that “Anyone claiming that America’s economy is in decline is peddling fiction.”  Unfortunately […]


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European Central Bank Gets Ready for More Easy Money

By Frank Shostak Mises.org January 12, 2016   European Central Bank Gets Ready for More Easy Money   On January 21, 2016 European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi signaled that the governing council may provide more stimulus at its next meeting in March. “There are no limits to how far we’re willing to deploy our […]


Are We Headed for Another Bust?

By Frank Shostak Mises.org January 5, 2016   Are We Headed for Another Bust?   On Wednesday December 16, 2015, Federal Reserve Bank policymakers raised the federal funds rate target by 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent for the first time since December 2008. There is the possibility that the target could be lifted gradually to 1.25 […]

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Cronyism Causes the Worst Kind of Inequality

Cronyism Causes the Worst Kind of Inequality

By Against Crony Capitalism December 28, 2015   Cronyism Causes the Worst Kind of Inequality     This is one of the main points we try to make. Entrench cronies in an ever expanding and controlling government and watch opportunity diminish, the economy stagnate, and people lose hope. Economies need to be free to create […]


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The Futility of Our Global Monetary Experiment

By David Stockman Mises.org June 15, 2015   The Futility of Our Global Monetary Experiment   [Editor’s Note: This article is adapted from David Stockman’s May 1 Interview on Mises Weekends.] Jeff Deist: The Fed recently announced just this past week that it would not use specific dates for targeting higher Fed funds rate this […]


We’re Paying More Than Ever for Government to Regulate Us

By James Quarles The Daily Signal May 27, 2015   We’re Paying More Than Ever for Government to Regulate Us     Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., claims Americans are suffering from Stockholm syndrome, a condition in which hostages begin to have misplaced positive feelings toward their captors. The captors in this case are the federal […]

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