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The articles in this Article Bank are written by nonpartisan Gini staff, economists, professors, and political scientists who understand and appreciate the economic principles and philosophies of the Gini Foundation. The best of these articles will be integrated into the Gini School of Economics curriculum.

Should Central Banks Manipulate Their Money Supplies?

Many economists believe that central banks (and the partisan politicians that control them) should have the power to manipulate their money supplies. Their primary argument is this: When cyclical deflationary or …

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Price Level Stability

In one of my previous books (Broken Capitalism: This Is How We Fix It), I wrote the following excerpts to debunk several destructive myths that are obliterating the purchasing power of virtually all humans in Western countries today. These …

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Does the World Need Trillions of Currency Units?

The structure of the global economy today is sick, just like a terminally ill cancer patient. It can be difficult for some people to really understand why this is …

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Should We Blame Rich People?

After I wrote my previous book, Broken Capitalism, somebody asked me, “Are you blaming rich people?” Whenever anybody asks me that question, I instantly know they have never read my books or any of my detailed …

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Is the Purpose of a Free Market to Destroy Jobs?

This question was inspired by one of the many debates that I had with several members of another cryptocurrency team and their community. Regarding the …

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Does the Law of the Jungle Work in Economics?

To understand how and why Gini’s Community Governance System works, why the Gini Platform is based upon egalitarian principles, and why broad-based wealth creation and distribution is so important …

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Robotic Market Volume is Not Market Liquidity

What is a “market”? What exactly is the purpose of the light-speed buying and selling of abstract contracts in a so-called marketplace? The reason proponents of algorithmic trading, and high-frequency trading …

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What’s Really Wrong with the Banking System?

Many people have a vague sense that the financial system is broken and corrupt, but they often don’t know how to explain exactly what is wrong. This is understandable because there …

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Meet the Real Adam Smith

Most people have never read Adam Smith’s book, The Wealth of Nations; and far fewer have read the complete, unabridged version, which exceeds 1,100 pages. This is understandable considering the 100s of pages that Smith devotes to …

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Economic Liberalism vs. Political Liberalism

To avoid political and ideological confusion and to ensure that our analysis remains as objective and politically neutral as possible in the articles and books I write, it’s important to understand that the adjective “neoliberal” …

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What Caused the Great Depression? (Part 3)

Americans Are Sentenced to Generational Debtor’s Prison. As we learned in Part 1 and Part 2 of this “What Caused the Great Depression?” series, specific humans in the U.S. Congress, White House, and the Federal Reserve made conscious choices to sentence the American …

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What Caused the Great Depression? (Part 2)

Too Much Debt. The total private debt-to-GDP ratio in the United States was nearly 300% by the time the Great Depression started in 1929. In fact, “never before in this country had such …

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What Caused the Great Depression? (Part 1)

Bad Diagnosis Leads to Bad Solutions. This is the most important question that any person can ask if they want to understand how an economy works and what is wrong with their …

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The Political & Economic Toxic Cloud

America is Heading in the Wrong Direction. Every major public opinion poll conducted over the past several years indicates a significant majority of Americans believe the United States is heading in the wrong direction …

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How Does the Federal Reserve Really Work?

Preface. To avoid any confusion, I want to emphasize up-front that all the functions of the Federal Reserve (and any central bank) are entirely unnecessary in an economy based on a …

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Warning: Risk of Death to Your Economy

(Note: This article was originally published on October 30th, 2016 at Eanfar.org. The significance of this will be apparent by the time you finish reading it.) Dangerous Products Should Have Warning …

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The Mechanics of a Global Wealth Transfer

Economic Models Collapse in the Real World. Economic liberalism is a theoretical economic framework that many academics and political and business leaders like to promote because it performs well inside clean-room laboratory …

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Neoliberal Case Study: Indonesia

Is Indonesia’s neoliberal free trade policy today achieving broadly shared prosperity? If it is, then we should see economic and human health outcomes that result in the broad creation and broad distribution of wealth and health for …

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Neoliberal Case Study: The United States

This article was originally in the Gini book. However, some people said it was too data-heavy for the book’s general audience. So, the article now lives here. To begin this case study, let’s …

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Neoliberal Case Study: Chile

This article was originally in the Gini book. However, some people said it was too data-heavy for the book’s general audience. So, the article now lives here.  (Note: “Neoliberalism” is an economic philosophy that has nothing to do with political Liberalism. …

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The Creation of the Euro & the Role of the USD

This presentation was produced for a university lecture that Ferris gave. It covers the basic mechanics of the global currency exchange rate system. …

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Classical Liberalism vs. Neoliberalism

The difference between “Classical Liberalism” and “Neoliberalism” is confusing to many people; so, let’s briefly summarize these terms and some of the people and ideas associated with them. Classical Liberalism Was Rooted in Humanism. In the field …

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Economics, Cryptocurrencies, & Politics

Ancient Roots. The interdependent fields of modern Economics and Political Economy today are the result of thousands of years of accumulated economic ideas and philosophical inquiry, dating all the way back to Ancient Greece when Hesiod wrote about …

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Is Capitalism Undemocratic?

Like most aspects of life, the true nature of capitalism and its impact on humanity can only be understood as continuously shifting shades of reality. Karl Marx famously stated that Democracy is undemocratic and he developed a philosophical framework …

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The Versailles Treaty and Its Discontents

The hostilities between Germany and the Allied Powers during World War I officially ended with the signing of an armistice on November 18, 1918. Thereafter, the Treaty of Versailles, executed on June 28, …

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How Did Hitler Rise to Power so Quickly?

I’ve seen many people ask questions like, “How was it possible for Hitler to amass so much power so quickly without any resistance from the other European countries?” This …

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The Capital-Labor Duality

True Capitalism vs. Sociopathic Corporatocracy. In a capitalistic society, nothing else can survive if the society is not able to preserve the most essential pillar of the value creation process: the duality between capital and labor. This is not about fighting …

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Is Capitalism Sustainable?

(This article was originally published at Eanfar.org.) Angry Humans. I often see well-intending, angry humans talking about the problems in our world today. Many of them blame Capitalism. Some of them seek a revolution at any cost. I understand their anger, …

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Who Has the Right Cryptocurrency Incentives?

Human civilization is propelled by incentives; and all human ecosystems are driven by incentive structures, which are combinations of interdependent incentives embedded within every human environment. This is true in socioeconomic systems like …

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Gini Stakeholder Distributions

The following pie charts illustrate a common money supply distribution used by many other cryptocurrencies today compared to Gini’s money supply. Existing Cryptocurrencies Do Not Produce Equitable Wealth Distributions. In the left-side pie chart above, notice the “Remaining for …

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How Should Money Flow Through an Economy?

This is an important question that every monetary policy should address. If a monetary policy is guided solely by the fantasy of the pure free market, value will inevitably concentrate in …

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Gini Cryptocurrency Supply

Every economy’s money supply must start at some amount and increase to another amount over time to accommodate real economic growth, but how much money is the correct amount? The answer to that question depends on many factors and …

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Purpose-Driven Monetary Policy

To put everything described in the Gini book and this website into perspective, below is a summary of an epic months-long debate that I had with several members of another major blockchain project community. Several colleagues and I were …

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Is There a Difference Between Business Freedom & Economic Freedom?

Economic Freedom Is Not Equal to Business Freedom. Confusing business freedom with economic freedom inevitably destroys the economic and political freedom of the general population while it protects the business …

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How Should Economic Value be Distributed?

Whenever a society asks a question about what should be, the question obviously implies certain trade-offs and value judgments. Logically, these judgments should be based on a society’s highest priorities and purpose. When …

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What Does “Equality” Mean?

Although these words are often used interchangeably and confused with one another, the concept of “equality” is very different from the concept of “equity.” The dictionary definition of “equality” encompasses concepts like “quantity” and “uniformity,” which are …

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What Does “Equity” Mean?

In contrast to the concept of “equality,” the concept of “equity” has been an integral feature of the U.S. legal system from its founding. American courts of equity are based on the centuries-old English Court of Chancery, …

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Fiat Currency Graveyard: A History of Monetary Folly

Living in Denial About the Economy. I still see many Americans living in denial about the fate of the USD. Even when they know that past performance is not a …

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Is Gini a Deflationary Currency?

Some people acknowledge that the Stake Stream feature within Gini’s Value Streams System creates structural incentives for stakeholders to save their Gini, but they wonder if it might have long-run deflationary consequences. Let’s spend a few …

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Gini Can Fix Cryptocurrency Volatility & Market Cap Confusion

If you take the time to read this article, you will learn three important things: (1) Why cryptocurrency “Market Cap” is broken; (2) How to fix the “Market …

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Can Gini Reach $10,000 Like Bitcoin?

Somebody recently asked me: “Can other cryptocurrencies reach the $10,000 point like Bitcoin?” Below is a summary of my responses. Yes, the Price of Any Well-Designed Cryptocurrency Can Reach $10,000 and Far Higher. To understand …

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Are Cryptocurrencies a Scam?

For approximately 99.5% of all cryptocurrencies and crypto-tokens, no rational justification can be made to defend their valuations. (Excluding a hyper-inflationary fiat currency environment.) In fact, the vast majority of cryptocurrencies are just huge ponzi schemes. So, …

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Eanfar’s Law of Money-Value Creation

All Human Communities Must Inject Money Into Their Economies. In the fiat world, central banks create money out of thin air, then they inject that money into highly concentrated commercial banks, which then distribute that …

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