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Federal Reserve Holds Yet Again

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center July 28, 2016   Federal Reserve Holds Yet Again   (Image courtesy of NCinDC/Flickr,CC)   Unsurprisingly, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided today once again to hold the target federal funds rate at 1/4 to 1/2 percent. Kansas City Fed President Esther George was the sole dissenting vote […]

Federal Reserve Holds Yet Again

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The Path to Fed-Exit

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute July 25, 2016   I recently proposed that the liberty movement capitalize on Brexit with “Fed-exit”: a campaign to “secede” from the Federal Reserve. Fed-exit could be accomplished with a few simple policy changes. Passing Audit the Fed is a good first step toward Fed-exit. Contrary to the Federal Reserve’s […]


An Open Letter to Donald Trump on Economic Policy

LewRockwell.com July 18, 2016   An Open Letter to Donald Trump on Economic Policy   We the undersigned urge you, the presumptive Republican nominee for President, to support a rebirth of free-market capitalism in the U.S. You have said repeatedly that you want to make American great again. We agree with you. And we assert […]

An Open Letter to Donald Trump on Economic Policy

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Don’t Reform the Fed, Fed-Exit! 1

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute July 18, 2016   Opponents of a central bank should take advantage of the post-Brexit vote revival of secessionist sentiments to promote a secession from central banking, or “Fed-exit.” Ending the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money is the key to restoring and maintaining our liberty and prosperity. By manipulating […]


Helicopter Money: The Biggest Fed Power Grab Yet

By David Stockman Mises.org July 17, 2016   The Cleveland Fed’s Loretta Mester is a clueless apparatchik and Fed lifer, who joined the system in 1985 fresh out of Barnard and Princeton and has imbibed in its Keynesian groupthink and institutional arrogance ever since. So it’s not surprising that she was out flogging — albeit down under in Australia — the next step […]

Helicopter Money: The Biggest Fed Power Grab Yet

The Problem Isn’t Fed Policy — It’s the Fed

The Problem Isn’t Fed Policy — It’s the Fed

By Patrick Barron Mises.org June 28, 2016   The world is awash with newly printed fiat money. This is a concern to most, but not all, economists, because the increase in the money supply has failed to deliver its promise of providing “liftoff” to the world economy. Nevertheless, most economists in positions of influence to governments and […]


Brexit is Just What the Dr. Ordered

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital June 24, 2016   Janet Yellen should send a note of congratulations to Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson, the British politicians most responsible for pushing the Brexit campaign to a successful conclusion. While she’s at it she should also send them some fruit baskets, flowers, Christmas cards, and a […]

Brexit is Just What the Dr. Ordered

Federal Reserve Holds Yet Again

Fed Declines to Raise Rates

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center June 15, 2016   Fed Declines to Raise Rates     The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided today to leave the target federal funds rate at between 0.25 and 0.50 percent. This was widely expected, given the dismal jobs report that was published two weeks ago and the […]


Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital June 8, 2016   Lather. Rinse. Repeat.   Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A Fed official walks into a bar and says the economy is improving and rate hikes are appropriate. The patrons order another round to celebrate. Then disappointing data comes out, the high fives […]

Brexit is Just What the Dr. Ordered

Federal Reserve Holds Yet Again

50 Breaches In Four Years: Federal Reserve Cybersecurity Incidents By The Numbers

By Ashlee Kieler Consumerist June 1, 2016   50 Breaches In Four Years: Federal Reserve Cybersecurity Incidents By The Numbers     Cyber criminals seem intent on trying to crack open the Federal Reserve, at least according to a recent analysis of records that show the agency was the target of dozens of cyber breaches over a […]


Is Trump a Bigger Threat to Wall Street than Sanders?

By Tho Bishop Mises.org May 5, 2016   Is Trump a Bigger Threat to Wall Street than Sanders?   And then there was one. Proving once again that the endorsements of celebrities and sports heroes is more important than politicians, Donald Trump dominated the Indiana primary, prompting the official end of Ted Cruz’s and John Kasich’s campaigns. […]

Is Trump a Bigger Threat to Wall Street than Sanders?

Federal Reserve Holds Yet Again

More Economic Data Leaking to Markets

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center May 2, 2016    More Economic Data Leaking to Markets     A new ECB white paper has found evidence that many major market-moving data releases in the US are leaked in advance of their official publication, allowing some investors to profit from trading stocks and Treasury securities when […]


What Did Fed Chairman Yellen Tell Obama?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute April 18, 2016 What Did Fed Chairman Yellen Tell Obama?   This week, President Obama and Vice President Biden held a hastily arranged secret meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen. According to the one paragraph statement released by the White House following the meeting, Yellen, Obama, and Biden […]

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Brexit is Just What the Dr. Ordered

The Winter of Discontent

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital April 15, 2016   The Winter of Discontent   The Winter of 2015-2016, which came to an end a few weeks ago, has been officially designated as the mildest in the U.S. in 121 years according to NOAA. While this fact will certainly add a major talking point in the […]