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With Reverse Repos, The Fed Is Now Trying to Clean up Its Own Mess

One of the areas of the economy that the Fed recently needed to bail out was money market funds

22 hours ago By Doug French | Mises.org

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Why Stimulus Does Not Stimulate

The specific institutional conditions in 1936 Britain caused inflation to work as intended once, and not well

22 hours ago By Robert Blumen | Mises.org

Major Mall Operator Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Washington Prime Group Inc. blames 'pandemic.'

2 days ago By Zero Hedge

Economist Rips ‘Transitory’ Inflation Claims

Warns of permanent reduction in purchasing power of everybody’s savings, income.

2 days ago By Schiff Gold

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Jun 12, 2021

Macron Declares ‘America Is Back’ With Joe Biden

"It’s great to have a U.S. president who’s part of the club and very willing to cooperate," says French president.

Jun 11, 2021

Price Hike at Chipotle Reveals Inflation Problem

“Fight for $15” victory backfires.

Jun 10, 2021

Economist Slams Popular Excuse for High Inflation

Inflation isn’t a supply chain problem; it’s a money problem.

Jun 09, 2021

Economist Rips Media for Downplaying Inflation

Says people who think the Fed’s policy has been vindicated are dead wrong.

Jun 09, 2021

Jun 08, 2021

COVID Outbreaks at Taiwanese Chipmakers Latest Threat to Global Supplies

Worsening drought, rolling blackouts also terrorizing the island

Jun 07, 2021

AMC stock soars over 20% as Reddit-fueled rally extends to another week

AMC has gained more than 120% since the beginning of the month

Jun 07, 2021

Chip Shortage to Last Until “Mid-To-Late 2022,” World’s Third Largest Electronics Manufacturer Warns

Intel CEO says "work from home" trend caused a "cycle of explosive growth in semiconductors."

Jun 07, 2021

More Than One-Third of Small Businesses “In Jeopardy” of Closing This Summer

Economy may not reopen soon enough for many businesses to survive

Jun 04, 2021

Millennials Getting Too Old to Build Wealth

Generation running out of time to build wealth in "almost every way measurable."

Jun 04, 2021

The Economics of the Extended Family: From Risk Management to Human Capital

Extended families have long functioned to provide alternatives to the state in terms of risk sharing and mutual aid

Jun 03, 2021

Peter Schiff: Americans Are Worried About Inflation

Searches for the word “inflation” hit an all-time high on Google trends.

Jun 03, 2021

US Exploring a “Digital Dollar”

War on cash in full swing

Jun 02, 2021

The Fed’s Policies Since the 2020 Coronavirus Panic

Since the corona panic, the Fed has bought a ton of government bonds, but it's also started buying corporate bonds, has abolished reserve requirements, redefined the monetary base, and switched to average inflation targeting

Jun 02, 2021

The Abuse of Public Debt—and How It Sets the Stage for Economic Disaster

The majority of economists, who assume recent historical trends will continue forever, forget that nonlinearity in economics means that cause-and-effect relationships can remain dormant for a long time, only to manifest themselves with unusual force later on

Jun 02, 2021

Entrepreneurs Are Motivated by Profit, Not Risk

A capitalist never chooses that investment in which, according to his understanding of the future, the danger of losing his input is smallest

Jun 01, 2021

The Worst-Kept Secret in America: High Inflation Is Back

From wood to copper to corn, prices for basic necessities for both production and consumption are rising to multi-year highs

Jun 01, 2021

Intel CEO Warns It Could Take Years to Address Global Chip Shortage

Demand for semiconductors continues to surge beyond supply capacity

May 28, 2021

US Mint Delays Silver Shipments Due to “Global Silver Shortage”

Demand over the past few months from coin holders appears to have overwhelmed US Mint.

May 28, 2021

May 27, 2021

Biden’s $6 Trillion Budget Will Raise Federal Spending To Highest Post-WW2 Level

With Dems in control of both Chambers of Congress, Biden faces some of the best odds of any recent president in terms of getting his budget through Congress.

May 27, 2021

Economist Raises Alarm Over Inflation, Price Acceleration

Investors conclude Federal Reserve will tighten monetary policy sooner than expected.

May 26, 2021

Why Economic Models Can’t Provide a Realistic Picture of Human Behavior

Mises: "The experience with which the sciences of human action have to deal is always an experience of complex phenomena. No laboratory experiments can be performed with regard to human action."

May 26, 2021

The Fed Monetized More Than Half the Massive Federal Pandemic Debt

The central bank makes all of this possible by creating artificial demand in the bond market.

May 25, 2021

Dept. of Commerce Head Says Chip Funding Could Result in Ten New US Plants

$52 billion proposal expected to enhance US competitiveness with China

May 24, 2021

How Government Jobs Destroy Wealth

Government jobs may help reduce the official unemployment rate, but they actually damage the economy

May 24, 2021

Public Debt Got a Lot Worse from The Great Recession to The Great Lockdown

Debt accumulation was already unsustainable prior to 2020, but the Great Lockdown has triggered an explosive increase

May 24, 2021

Iron Ore Futures Tumble as Chinese Regulators Attempt to Halt Commodity Boom

"China's authorities continue to raise concerns about the rise of commodity prices"

May 24, 2021

Oil Rebounds As Iran Nuclear Deal Talks Hit a Snag

Secretary of State Blinken says there is no sign Iran is willing to comply with nuclear commitments needed to lift sanctions.