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Panic! Like It’s 1837
May 10, 2017
180 years ago today, everyone panicked. On May 10, 1837, New York banks finally realized that the easy money they were lending was unsustainable, and demanded payment in "specie," or hard money like gold and silver coin. They had previously been accepting paper ...
Shovel Ready: How The Fed Makes Us Dig Our Own Graves
April 11, 2017
I just read an article from what the mainstream considers a reputable source of news, the New York Times. The article talked all about monetary policy and didn't say a thing about the real world. Because the Federal Reserve is not operating in the real world ...
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