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Moral Hazard: The Federal Reserve And Financial Markets

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center February 10, 2016   Moral Hazard: The Federal Reserve And Financial Markets     One of the problems with central banks acting as a lender of last resort is that of moral hazard. With the cost of bailouts spread out across society and benefits concentrated to a few large […]

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The Fed wants to see what happens if it moves to negative interest rates

By Against Crony Capitalism February 2, 2016   The Fed wants to see what happens if it moves to negative interest rates     It wants to see via a “stress test” of banks. But even with the Fed raising a quarter point recently, so called liftoff, the general trend globally is in the opposite […]


Clueless in Davos

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital January 27, 2016   Clueless in Davos   Making their annual pilgrimage to the exclusive Swiss ski sanctuary of Davos last week, the world’s political and financial elite once again gathered without having had the slightest idea of what was going on in the outside world. It  appears that […]

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The Fed Passes the Buck: Blame Oil and China

By C. Jay Engel Mises.org January 27, 2016   The Fed Passes the Buck: Blame Oil and China   There are a handful of themes out there on recent market action that are either totally wrong or otherwise highly misleading. For instance, regarding the recent calamity in the capital markets, one especially apparent dichotomy has presented […]


The Fed $97.7 Billion Transfer

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center January 19, 2016   The Fed $97.7 Billion Transfer     The Federal Reserve last week announced that it transferred $97.7 billion of its estimated 2015 net income to the US Treasury department, a new record. There are undoubtedly some people out there who see this as a great […]

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Banksters Win Again – “Audit the Fed” Bill Fails in the Senate

[CIM] Note of interest, only one Senator playing the role of republican voted against the Audit the Fed bill, based on the results below, Senator Bob Corker “representing” TN.  With this vote we see what it is that he is really representing (or protecting), as stated in the article. ### By Michael Krieger Liberty Blitzkrieg […]


Are We Headed for Another Bust?

By Frank Shostak Mises.org January 5, 2016   Are We Headed for Another Bust?   On Wednesday December 16, 2015, Federal Reserve Bank policymakers raised the federal funds rate target by 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent for the first time since December 2008. There is the possibility that the target could be lifted gradually to 1.25 […]

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Do We Need the Fed?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute December 22, 2015     Do We Need the Fed?   Stocks rose Wednesday following the Federal Reserve’s announcement of the first interest rate increase since 2006. However, stocks fell just two days later. One reason the positive reaction to the Fed’s announcement did not last long is that the Fed […]


Mission Accomplished

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital December 21, 2015   Mission Accomplished   On May 1, 2003 on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln then President George W. Bush, after becoming the first U.S. president to land on an aircraft carrier in a fixed wing aircraft (in a dashing olive drab flight suit), declared underneath […]

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Fed ‘Stimulus’ Has Made Inequality Worse, Hurt Economic Growth

By Against Crony Capitalism December 14, 2015   Fed ‘Stimulus’ Has Made Inequality Worse, Hurt Economic Growth     What is explained here by a former vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is what we have said now for years. The Fed’s actions post-Crash have exacerbated wealth inequality and generally skewed the […]


The Fed Rocket Ship Turns Hoverboard

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital December 8, 2015   Fed’s Rocket Ship Turns Hoverboard   Over the past year, while the U.S. economy has continually missed expectations, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen has assured all who could stay awake during her press conferences that it was strong enough to withstand tighter monetary policy. In […]

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The Fed and Interest Rates

By Bionic Mosquito Bionic Mosquito December 7, 2015   The Fed and Interest Rates     Over the past several months I have written about the difficulty the Fed will have in raising interest rates given the amount of excess reserves in the system. By “difficulty” I mean the need to utilize different (and quite […]


How Money Disappears in a Fractional-Reserve Money System

By Frank Shostak Mises.org December 2, 2015   How Money Disappears in a Fractional-Reserve Money System   Most experts are of the view that the massive monetary pumping by the US central bank during the 2008 financial crisis saved the US and the world from another Great Depression. On this the Federal Reserve Chairman at the […]

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Does the Bell Toll for the Fed?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute November 9, 2015     Does the Bell Toll for the Fed?   Last week Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen hinted that the Federal Reserve Board will increase interest rates at the board’s December meeting. The positive jobs report that was released following Yellen’s remarks caused many observers to […]


The Fed Desperately Tries to Maintain the Status Quo

By Ronald-Peter Stöferle Mises.org November 5, 2015   The Fed Desperately Tries to Maintain the Status Quo   During the press conferences of recent FOMC meetings, millions of well-educated investment professionals have been sitting in front of their screens, chewing their fingernails, listening as if spellbound to what Janet Yellen has to tell them. Will she […]

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