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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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2016’s Economy Begins with a Whimper

By David Haggith Mises.org February 9, 2016   2016’s Economy Begins with a Whimper   January was the winter of our discontented stock market. It was the worst January since 2008, when the Great Recession officially began. It was, in fact, the worst January in the history of the New York Stock Exchange. According to Citigroup, […]


Three Reasons to Be Worried About the Economy   Recently updated !

By Yonathan Amselem Mises.org February 8, 2016   Three Reasons to Be Worried About the Economy   On January 12, America’s central planner-in-chief gave his State of the Union address. The president promised nothing less than to feed the hungry, create jobs, shape the earth’s climate, and make everyone a college graduate. There’s nothing new here, […]

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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 […]

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Why (some) millennials are embracing socialism

By Against Crony Capitalism January 29, 2016   Why (some) millennials are embracing socialism     The author of the attached article, the former CEO of Office Depot Steve Odland, is right on the money. In the face of a deeply crony economic and political system, one which walls off opportunity for many while unfairly […]


Does Goldman Sachs have a candidate in the presidential race?

By Against Crony Capitalism January 27, 2016   Does Goldman Sachs have a candidate in the presidential race?     Goldman Sachs, AKA Government Sachs is very active politically. It has sought systematically to get its people into positions of power around the world. The second best thing to do after having one of the […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]


What Does Today’s “Rate Hike” Mean? ~ Paul Craig Roberts

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org December 16, 2015   What Does Today’s Rate Hike Mean?   The Federal Reserve raised the interbank borrowing rate today by one quarter of one percent or 25 basis points. Readers are asking, “what does that mean?” It means that the Fed has had time to figure […]

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