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Steve Patterson

Steve Patterson
Steve Patterson
Steve Patterson is a freelance motion graphics producer and writer. He is the creator of The Truth About... educational animation series. You can follow him at steve-patterson.com.

Steve Patterson's Articles and Posts

Behind Business Cycles The Freeman
Behind Business Cycles
Just because we've had a system of central banking for 100 years doesn't mean we ought to. In fact, it's starting to look like central banks do more harm than good. From obscuring the true cost of credit to causing confusion about good investments, central bankers end up papering over economic problems. And when they send the wrong messages to savers and consumers trying to coordinate their plans, boom and bust cycles lengthen and worsen. Check out our new video to learn more.
The Phantom “State” The Freeman
The Phantom “State”
Oddly enough, nowhere on planet Earth can you find a “state.” Or a “government.” Or even a “country,” for that matter. You can search the globe; you won’t find one.
The Truth About Bitcoin and Alternative Currencies Media
The Truth About Bitcoin and Alternative Currencies
Now that people accept bitcoin as a currency, the question becomes whether or not bitcoin's properties will continue to be valued in the future.
The Truth about Central Banking and Business Cycles Media
The Truth about Central Banking and Business Cycles
Just because we've had a system of central banking for 100 years doesn't mean we ought to. In fact, it's starting to look like central banks do more harm than good. From obscuring the true cost of credit to causing confusion about good investments, central bankers end up papering over economic problems. And when they send the wrong messages to savers and consumers trying to coordinate their plans, boom and bust cycles lengthen and worsen. Check out our new video to learn more.
The Truth about Savings and Consumption Media
The Truth about Savings and Consumption
Keynes suggested that saving your money might hurt the economy, as it lowers aggregate demand. Fear not. You aren’t actually hurting anyone else by filling up your piggy bank. In fact, this consumerist viewpoint gets the story of economic growth entirely backward.

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