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Draconian Dodd-Frank Durbin Debit Controls Need Not Be More Destructive, Court Rules

Draconian Dodd-Frank Durbin Debit Controls Need Not Be More Destructive, Court Rules

As the weather finally turns to spring, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today blew a nice cool breeze of common sense.

A bipartisan three-judge panel unanimously overturned district Judge Richard Leon’s July 31 ruling that the Federal Reserve had not made the price controls stemming from ...

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The Golden Bull, Failing Fiat and the Foundering of the Central Bank Economy

Introduction: Andrew ("Andy") Hoffman, CFA joined Miles Franklin, one of America's oldest, largest bullion dealers, as Media Director in October 2011. For a decade, he was a US-based buy-side and sell-side analyst, most notably as an II-ranked oil service analyst at Salomon Smith Barney from 1999 ...

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Lift Restrictions on Natural Gas Exports to NATO Allies in the Baltics

Lift Restrictions on Natural Gas Exports to NATO Allies in the Baltics

The United States has been experiencing a boom in energy production in recent years, most notably natural gas production. This energy boom should allow for a strong export market for American liquefied natural gas (LNG) to hungry markets abroad. However, legal and regulatory hurdles make it ...

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Bitcoin Banking and Deposit Security

Bitcoin Banking and Deposit Security

A currency is only as safe as the bank that stores it. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the recent turmoil in the bitcoin community.

One the primary advantages of bitcoin, perhaps even the greatest advantage of the cryptocurrency, is the ability to do away with traditional banking ...

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Russia And China Stand In Agreement On Ukraine

 – And That Is Very Bad News For The United States

So much for "isolating" Russia.  The Chinese government is publicly siding with Russiaon the crisis in Ukraine, and that is very bad news for the United States.  Not only does it mean that the U.S. is essentially powerless to do ...

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Ukrainians and Venezuelans Demand What Their Neighbors Have: Economic Freedom

Ukrainians and Venezuelans Demand What Their Neighbors Have: Economic Freedom

The images flashing around the world of courageous freedom fighters in the streets of Kyiv, Caracas, and other cities and towns in Ukraine and Venezuela are compelling. Why are these people risking their lives? For freedom, that’s why.

And how do they know they don’t have it? Because they can see, ...

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Central Bankers: Inflation is God's Work

Central Bankers: Inflation is God's Work

Inflation is always somebody else’s fault. Ludwig von Mises called out finger pointing central bankers and politicians decades ago in his book, Economic Policy. “The most important thing to remember is that inflation is not an act of God, that inflation is not a catastrophe of the elements or a ...

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The Real 'War on the Poor' Is Being Waged by Obama

The Real 'War on the Poor' Is Being Waged by Obama

Republicans in Congress are being accused of fighting a “war on the war on poverty,” in part because of a tiny cut in the food stamps program last week. Democrats charge that these “cuts” will take food from the mouths of hungry children, and they claim this is an example of how Congress has shred ...

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Europe May Be in the Calm Before the Storm

Europe May Be in the Calm Before the Storm

Analysis

Austrian business cycle theory explains that the “bust” phase of that cycle is created by extension of the cheap and plentiful credit by a fractional reserve banking (FRB) system. A FRB system is inherently fragile during the bust phase as its leverage (lending as a percentage of its own ...

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