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Bonds 101: An overview of how bonds work, including pricing, maturity, yield, duration and convexity. 

Schools of Economic Thought:  To be able to invest successfully, one must understand the major schools of economic thought and how they impact national and global economies.

U.S. Banking:  The U.S. banking system is a fractional reserve system, an understanding of which is vital for identification of the recent banking crisis origins.

Fiscal and Monetary Policy:  An brief explanation of just what fiscal and monetary policy actual means.

On the Origin and Evolution of the Word Inflation:  This is a piece published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in 1997, written by Michael F. Bryan, and is a fantastic primer for understanding the complexities of the term “inflation.”

The Future of Public Debt: This is a working paper by Stephen Cecchetti, M S Mohanty and Fabrizio Ampolli of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) released in March 2010.  Their paper examines what current fiscal policy and expected future age-related spending imply for the path of debt/GDP ratios over the next several decades.

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