“Analysis: Fed’s QE2 Raises Alarm of Commodity Bubble”

– November 5, 2010

“A commodities buying spree spurred by U.S. quantitative easing has raised alarm of an inflationary bubble reminiscent of 2008 when oil and other industrial raw materials struck all-time highs before the crash. But the Reuters-Jefferies CRB index .CRB, …

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“Bank Failures in Slow Motion”

– October 27, 2010

“Every Friday evening a few more banks are closed — seized by the various state banking regulators and handed over to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for liquidation. This all happens rather quietly, barely making the news. We’re told …

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“Monetary Theory and the Trade Cycle” – F.A. Hayek

– October 27, 2010

“It seems certain, however, that we shall merely make matters worse if we aim at curing the deflationary symptoms and, at the same time (by the erection of trade barriers and other forms of state intervention) do our best to increase rather than to dec …

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“The Fed and Politics”

– October 20, 2010

“Politically oriented monetary policies and business cycles are the inevitable by-products of a central bank, the ultimate favored banking institution which is viewed as a savior by some politicians facing elections. After the elections comes the bill: …

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“How the Fed Is Holding Back Recovery” – David Malpass

– October 19, 2010

“Whether in Republican or Democratic administrations, the Washington policy consensus for a decade has been “print and spend.” When that doesn’t work, the Washington prescription is to double the dose—more monetary easing and dollar devaluation, and al …

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Peter Lewin to Speak at the University of Texas at Dallas! – Oct. 12 & 14, Nov. 17

– October 12, 2010

Sound Money at Atlas is happy to announce that Peter Lewin*, will be giving three lectures on “The Austrian Capital Theory and the Business Cycle” at the University of Texas at Dallas.    The dates of the lectures are as follows:   October 12th, 2:30 p …

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“Blame Central Banking Not Banks”

– October 12, 2010

“Too much money leads first to a boom and then a terrible bust. Re-stimulation continues the process and makes economic imbalances worse over time until finally the whole system begins to collapse and something else emerges. We are in a collapse phase …

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“Thomas Hoenig is Fed Up”

– September 24, 2010

“This is Tom Hoenig’s moment, and it’s a strange one. In Washington, he is the burr in Fed Chairman Bernanke’s saddle: the rogue heartland banker who keeps dissenting alone—for the sixth straight time on Sept. 21—to protest the Fed’s rock-bottom intere …

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Commitment

– September 22, 2010

“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” – Unknown Today’s Atlas Liberty Café fe …

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The Reserve-Currency Curse — WSJ

– September 16, 2010

By John D. Mueller POLITICAL ECONOMY The Wall Street Journal   Publication Date: September 4, 1986 Since 1971 the world has suffered two great inflations and three recessions. Hopes for a world-wide economic expansion have been interrupted once again, …

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“Spreading Hayek, Spurning Keynes”

– August 30, 2010

“To these free-market economists, government intrusion ultimately sows the seeds of the next crisis. It hampers what one famous Austrian, Joseph Schumpeter, called the process of “creative destruction.” Governments that spend money they don’t have to c …

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Is There a Government Bond Bubble?

– August 25, 2010

“YES, there is a government bond bubble. And it’s huge. Uncle Sam and his counterparts in the EU and Japan are broke and are, almost surely, going to print vast quantities of money to cover their enormous spending obligations. The printing presses are …

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