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Dealing with crime in cryptocurrency based economies

Most cryptocurrencies are anonymous where the origin of coins is not known and transactions are also anonymous (this may not be 100% true but lets assume perfect anonymity). The society prevents ...
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How does taxation in the USA benefit American citizens?

I just checked the US national debt clock and found out that every single American citizen, at birth, owes the government $208,668. What did the average American citizens achieve for that amount of ...
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Can the U.S. government cut a check to taxpayers by printing more money?

I'm not talking about open market operations via the Federal Reserve bank, or indirect payments through lower taxes, but rather the U.S Treasury simply cutting checks and mailing them directly to ...
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The US has done lots of Quantitative Easing, so why does it not do the same for its debt?

The US government owes lots of money. When US-based banks and other financial institutions faced a similar problem (ok, not a similar problem, but a crisis) - the US government, through the Federal ...
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If the US decided to inflate its way out of their debt, what would the value of the dollar drop to? [closed]

Hypothetically, what would the value of the US dollar drop to if the US government decided it wanted to inflate its way out of their national debt all at once? Would it simply be: M2 money supply / ...
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Who decides what can serve as reserve for fractional reserve banking?

In Fractional reserve banking, which is the common practice these days in most (?) states in the world, a bank is required to limit its loans to a certain multiple of its reserves. I know that ...
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How do governments stop hyperinflation?

After reading this, I wonder "How can a government stop hyperinflation?" What can other governments do to help? And for completeness, How do governments keep currency stability?
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Why don't governments follow the “save in good times, spend in bad times” rule?

Economists seem to agree that it's best for the government to reduce expenses while the economy is in good shape and increase expenses when it's in trouble. However during the last recession most ...
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What are taxes for since law forbids printing of money? [closed]

I'm wondering for a long time if people complain about taxes, why they let the government collecting it while it has the authority on supply of money through monetary policy? This looks for me like ...
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Is there any fiscal benefit to having physical currency out of circulation?

Originally, there were the 50 State Quarters. Then there were the D.C. and Territories quarters. Now there's the National Park quarters, which are slated to continue until 2021. Obviously, the U....
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Did any legislation ever introduce something like the Chicago Plan?

The Chicago plan involves to impose a 100% reserve on banks, so that banks can no longer create money by lending out. Recently, IMF published a note called The Chicago plan revisited. I'm no economist ...
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Implications of governments borrowing from a central bank rather than issuing money directly

Early in the history of the United States the political battle was fought between those who favored a strong central bank of the United States and others who felt the government reserved the right to ...