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Maxine Waters Drops the Hammer on Powell and Mnuchin

This week Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin were called upon by the House Financial Services Committee to provide answers. Somehow, their efforts to deliver upon the directive of the CARES Act did not live up to certain expectations. Magic wands were waved. Yet they only made asset holders richer. Continue reading

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In The Long Run We Are All Alive

The experience of Whiston, and his pseudoscience prophecy, shows that predictions of the end of the world come and go while people still remain. Sometimes the fallout of these predictions, and the foolishness they provoke, is limited. Other times the foolishness they provoke leads to catastrophe. Continue reading

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Your Figuring Central Planners At Work

The central planners never hit their inflation targets. But, in spraying the economy with birdshot, they cause massive disruption. This aside, assuming the central planners at the Fed could target price inflation, what rate of inflation would they precisely pinpoint? Continue reading

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America’s Guaranteed Living Hell

One of the consequences of expansionary monetary intervention is that it distorts the relationship between financial markets and the underlying economy. Stimulus with the supposed intent of juicing the economy has the effect of juicing financial markets. Sometimes – like now – these inflationary policies have the effect of completely disconnecting the stock market from the economy. Continue reading

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