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15 Quotes From Our Founding Fathers About Economics, Capitalism And Banking

15 Quotes From Our Founding Fathers About Economics, Capitalism And Banking

Why have we turned our backs on the principles that this nation was founded upon?  Many of those that founded this nation bled and died so that we could experience "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness".  And yet we have tossed their ideals aside as if they were so much ...

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IMF's Lagarde – Perpetuating Untruths on a Massive Scale?

IMF's Lagarde – Perpetuating Untruths on a Massive Scale?

Do I have to go on my knees?': grovelling apology from IMF head for incorrect warnings on UK economy ... Head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, accepts her organisation's low growth forecasts for the UK economy were wrong ... Christine Lagarde has asked whether she needs to ...

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End Central Banking, End "Unearned" Wealth Inequality

With all the brouhaha going around regarding income and wealth inequality, the question that is rarely asked is why inequality is something to abhor. As I wrote last November, whether inequality is a bad thing is not the right question – what matters more is your standard of living.

Imagine that ...

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Equity Benefits From Central Bank Paper Shuffling: The Economy Not So Much

Record rise for stocks before employment report ... U.S. stocks closed at record highs on Thursday, with both the Dow and the S&P 500 advancing further into uncharted territory, after the European Central Bank moved to combat disinflation and investors looked to Friday's employment report. ...

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The Fed Won't Let the Economy Heal

The Fed Won't Let the Economy Heal

Most commentators are of the view that the massive monetary pumping of the Fed during 2008 prevented a major economic disaster. The yearly rate of growth of the Fed’s balance sheet jumped from 3.9 percent in January 2008 to 150.9 percent by December of that year. The federal funds rate target was ...

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Don't Trust Piketty or Krugman on Inequality Evidence

Don't Trust Piketty or Krugman on Inequality Evidence

At this point most people’s minds are surely made up, on the issue of whether Thomas Piketty is a wonderful scholar versus a con artist. But I still think it’s worth commenting on this debate, because the innocent onlooker would have no idea of what the actual inequality evidence says, from the ...

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Government Plan Would Transform Israel Into The World’s First Cashless Society

Government Plan Would Transform Israel Into The World’s First Cashless Society

Will Israel be the first cashless society on the entire planet?  A committee chaired by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief of staff has come up with a three phase plan to “all but do away with cash transactions in Israel”.  Individuals and businesses would still be ...

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The Robots Are Coming, And They Are Replacing Warehouse Workers And Fast Food Employees

The Robots Are Coming, And They Are Replacing Warehouse Workers And Fast Food Employees

There are already more than 101 million working age Americans that are not employed and 20 percent of the families in the entire country do not have a single member that has a job.  So what in the world are we going to do when robots start taking millions upon millions more of our jobs? Thanks ...

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How Central Banks Are Waging War on Your Savings

How Central Banks Are Waging War on Your Savings

Martin Wolf is the chief economics commentator at the influential Financial Times. He has received numerous honorary awards, positions, and degrees. My first knowledge of him came from a friend who had attended a lecture where Mr. Wolf mentioned that the best research on real estate economics was ...

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