Tag - fractional reserve banking

4 Ways the Federal Reserve Could Bring About Hyperinflation

No one wants to think that hyperinflation can happen in the United States, but it can. We’re all familiar with hyperinflationary crises in Weimar Germany, Zimbabwe, and numerous other countries around the globe. We may even be tempted to point and laugh at those simpletons who thought they could...

Negative Rates: Coming Soon to a Bank Near You

Last week saw an unprecedented market freakout, as markets began pricing in the likelihood of negative interest rates in the future. Futures markets anticipated negative rates as soon as November, which sent bond yields plummeting. While Fed Chairman Jay Powell has long stated that the Fed won’t take interest...