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Saving — not Spending — Is the Engine of Economic Growth

Frank Shostak
Most economists concur with the view that what keeps the economy going is consumption expenditure. Furthermore, it is generally held that spending, rather than individual saving, is the essential condition for production and prosperity. Savings is seen...

Where the Debt Slaves Are the Most Vulnerable...

Wolf Richter
I’m shedding a different light on consumer debt. This type of chart is trotted out constantly these days to show that American households are in fabulous shape when it comes to their ability to service their blistering record debts. The red line in the...

Gold: What the 'King Dollar Gives...

Adrian Ash
USD halves the $110 it added to gold price... DID gold prices really drop through $1300 last week? asks Adrian Ash at BullionVault. ...

Why Fractional Reserve Banking Poses a Threat to Market Stability

Robert P. Murphy
On April 16, 2018 I participated in a debate with George Selgin, hosted by Gene Epstein’s Soho Forum. I was arguing in the affirmative for the resolution: “Fractional reserve banking poses a threat to the stability of market economies.” The full video ...

What Determines a Currency Exchange Rate?

Frank Shostak
After closing at 1.051 at the end of December 2016, the price of the Euro in US dollar terms settled at 1.2321 at the end of March this year – an increase of 17.2%. But, a currency exchange rate appears to be moving in response to so many factors that ...

How Not to Address Rising Oil Prices: Lessons from Nixon's Price Controls

Robert P. Murphy
In August 1971, President Richard Nixon enacted comprehensive wage-and-price controls in a misguided effort to contain inflationary pressures. (Contrary to the faulty memories of some Americans, this initial round of controls wasn’t due to the OPEC oil...

Low Unemployment Is Not the Cause of Inflation

Frank Shostak
In his New York Times article of March 27, 2018 — "Immaculate inflation strikes again" — Paul Krugman argues that those economists who are of the opinion that the key factor that causes inflation is increases in money supply are very wrong. According t...

Two Mines Supply Half Of U.S. Silver Production And The Real Cost To Produce Silver

SRSrocco
Just two mines supply the United States with half of its silver production, and both are located in Alaska.  It’s quite amazing that Alaska now produces half of the silver for the U.S. when only 30 years ago total mine supply from the state was less th...

Improving Expectations Won't Improve the Reality of Economic Conditions

Frank Shostak
Given the popular view that expectations are the key driving force of an economy, many economists hold that "positive" thinking and large dosages of "good" news can prevent bad expectations from developing.  This, in turn, will prevent a fall in econom...

What Could Knock the US Dollar Down as Top Global Reserve Currency?

Wolf Richter
Waiting for the “Death of the Dollar” or the end of “Dollar Hegemony?” Further patience is required. But the Chinese yuan is not so popular. What will finally pull the rug out from under the dollar’s hegemony? The euro? The Chinese yuan? Cryptocurrenci...

Central Banks Care about the Gold Price – Enough to Manipulate it!

Ronan Manly
In early March, RT.com, the Russian based media network, asked me for comments and opinion on the subject of central bank manipulation of gold prices. The comments and opinion that I supplied to RT became the article that RT then exclusively published ...
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