monetary


Chief Powell Is Walking a Monetary Tightrope Blind

By Brendan Brown Mises Institute March 2, 2018   Chief Powell Is Walking a Monetary Tightrope Blind   Some commentators might even have felt some sympathy for Fed Chief Powell in his first testimony before Congress. He is so obviously navigating a treacherous monetary path ahead without any reliable compass. That is no different from […]

Chief Powell Is Walking a Monetary Tightrope Blind

How Rand Paul Can Free Americans from the Fed

How Rand Paul Can Free Americans from the Fed

By Tho Bishop Mises Institute August 24, 2017   How Rand Paul Can Free Americans from the Fed     Ever since entering the Senate, Rand Paul has continued his father’s work in advocating for an audit of the Federal Reserve. This week, writing for the Daily Caller, Senator Paul renewed his efforts, illustrating how the recent era of […]


Wall Street’s Doomsday Machine

By David Stockman Mises.org June 1, 2016   Wall Street’s Doomsday Machine   The posse of fools in the Eccles Building is so petrified of a stock market hissy fit that it has more or less created a Wall Street doomsday machine. After trolling on the zero bound for 89 straight months now, the FOMC falsely believes that it has levitated the […]

Wall Street's Doomsday Machine

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, […]


Abolishing the 500-Euro Note: Fighting or Facilitating Crime?

By Joseph T. Salerno Mises.org May 6, 2016   Abolishing the 500-Euro Note: Fighting or Facilitating Crime?   Citing grave concerns that “this banknote could facilitate illicit activities,” those desperate inflationists intrepid crime fighters at the ECB have announced that production of the 500-euro note–the so-called “Bin Laden note”–will cease at the end of  2018.  To allay public suspicion that this  despotic […]

Abolishing the 500-Euro Note: Fighting or Facilitating Crime?

Will Venezuela Be Forced to Embrace the Dollar?

You Know Your Inflation Is Bad When…

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center May 3, 2016   You Know Your Inflation Is Bad When…     Inflation is Venezuela has gotten so bad that the Venezuelan government cannot afford to buy new money. As with many countries that have resorted to inflation to attempt to cure their economic woes, Venezuela has run […]


Central Banks, Fiat Money, and Barter

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center April 12, 2016   Central Banks, Fiat Money, and Barter     There have been many monetary cranks over the course of the centuries who have thought that creating more money would benefit society, and have sought to do so by creating money backed by assets. John Law’s Mississippi […]


Japan’s Wild Monetary Experiment Is Far From Over

Japan’s Wild Monetary Experiment Is Far From Over

By Brendan Brown Mises.org April 12, 2016   Japan’s Wild Monetary Experiment Is Far From Over   The leading narrative in the foreign exchange markets is told and re-told to explain how the Japanese yen has surged this year despite an ever wilder monetary experiment pursued by the Abe government. The story seems plausible to many, and […]


British Central Bank Head Accuses Brussels of Creating Depression

By Daily Bell Staff The Daily Bell March 4, 2016   British Central Bank Head Accuses Brussels of Creating Depression     “Europe’s deep economic malaise is the result of “deliberate” policy choices made by EU elites, according to the former governor of the Bank of England.” –UK Telegraph One of the world’s most important […]

British Central Bank Head Accuses Brussels of Creating Depression

Central Banks Should Stop Paying Interest on Reserves

By Brendan Brown Mises.org February 23, 2016   Central Banks Should Stop Paying Interest on Reserves   In 2008, the Federal Reserve began paying interest on reserve balances held on deposit at the Fed. It took more than seven decades from the US leaving the gold standard — in 1933 — for the fiat regime to […]


What Markets Are Telling Us

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute February 15, 2016 What Markets Are Telling Us   Last week US stock markets tumbled yet again, leaving the Dow Jones index down almost 1500 points for the year. In fact, most major world markets are in negative territory this year. There are many Wall Street cheerleaders who are […]

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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 […]