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Central Banks/Banking

Article Image By Alasdair Macleod

Downturns in bank credit expansion always lead to systemic problems. We are on the edge of such a downturn, which thanks to everyone's focus on the coronavirus, is unexpected.

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Back in October, I published a blog post titled, "This Is What Monetization of the Debt Looks Like," arguing that the Fed's intervention in the repo market at the time was not a return to "quantitative easing," as many critics suggested at

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The reasons why are multifarious, but ultimately flow from their fundamental resentment of any money they do not control and cannot design. Central planning requires central money, and gold stands apart by it very decentralized nature.

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https://www.paulcraigroberts.orgPaul Craig Roberts

Defense attorney and constitutional scholar John Remington Graham maintains that despite being two separate countries with different cultures and legislative interests, North and South had been held together by statesmen effecting compromises.

Article Image, by Richard M. Ebeling

In spite of the officially declared "independence" of the Federal Reserve from the immediate political control of either Congress or the White House, America's central bank is, nonetheless, a branch of the U.S. government that is responsible fo

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Amidst the annual spectacle of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Bank for International Settlements this week announced that multiple central banks have created a group that will 'assess potential cases for central bank digital currencies'.

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Yesterday US President Trump officially removed Hong Kong's US special status, with few extra details that we didn't already know other than that HK passports are no longer any more welcome than Chinese ones in the US, and that Fulbright scholars

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For many years after the financial crisis, US commercial banks were mocked when instead of generating earnings the old-fashioned way, by collecting the interest arb on loans they had made, or even by frontrunning the Fed with their prop (and flow) tr

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Gold as an asset class is confusing to most investors. Even sophisticated investors are accustomed to hearing gold ridiculed as a "shiny rock" and hearing serious gold analysts mocked as "gold bugs," "gold nuts" or worse.

Article Image, by Egon von Greyer

There are lies, damned lies, and economists. Whether these economists work for the government or a bank, they spend all their time on the computer extrapolating current trends with minor adjustments.