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Economic Storm Clouds Gather, but Ending the Fed Provides Hope

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute April 3, 2018   Economic Storm Clouds Gather, but Ending the Fed Provides Hope   The Federal Reserve recently increased interest rates to 1.75 percent. This is the highest interest rates have been since 2008, but it still leaves rates at historic lows. While the Fed says economic growth justifies […]

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Rand Paul Adds “Audit the Fed” Amendment to Senate Banking Bill

Rand Paul Adds “Audit the Fed” Amendment to Senate Banking Bill

By Against Crony Capitalism March 9, 2018   Rand Paul Adds “Audit the Fed” Amendment to Senate Banking Bill     As we’ve said before, audit it. Then end it. The Fed fears real scrutiny. It’s not about “independence.” It’s about power, massive power. (The Fed guys don’t think they’ll EVER be held to account.) (From The […]


The Federal Reserve Wins in the Texas Democratic Primary

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute March 8, 2018   The Federal Reserve Wins in the Texas Democratic Primary     When Texas Democratic Party primary voters filled out their ballots on Tuesday, they encountered two propositions, on which they were invited to vote “for” or “against,” that mentioned the Federal Reserve. One proposition said the […]

The Federal Reserve Wins in the Texas Democratic Primary

Chief Powell Is Walking a Monetary Tightrope Blind

Chief Powell Is Walking a Monetary Tightrope Blind

By Brendan Brown Mises Institute March 2, 2018   Chief Powell Is Walking a Monetary Tightrope Blind   Some commentators might even have felt some sympathy for Fed Chief Powell in his first testimony before Congress. He is so obviously navigating a treacherous monetary path ahead without any reliable compass. That is no different from […]


Who’s To Blame For Wild Stock Market? Look To The Federal Reserve

By Against Crony Capitalism February 12, 2018   Who’s To Blame For Wild Stock Market? Look To The Federal Reserve     Yes indeed. How the central planners at the Federal Reserve manipulate the economy (and inevitably screw it up) is not understood by most politically engaged people. For instance there are still those who insist […]

Who’s To Blame For Wild Stock Market? Look To The Federal Reserve

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The Last Fed Chairman?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute January 30, 2018   The Last Fed Chairman?   Last week the Senate confirmed Jerome Powell as Federal Reserve Chairman by a vote of 84-13. This is in contrast to the contentious debates and closer votes over Janet Yellen’s confirmation in 2014 and Ben Bernanke’s confirmation for a second term […]


Fed Nominee Marvin Goodfriend Lied to the Senate on Taxing Cash

By Tho Bishop Mises Institute September 24, 2018   Fed Nominee Marvin Goodfriend Lied to the Senate on Taxing Cash     The government shutdown wasn’t long enough to delay the nomination hearing for an economist who could be considered to be one of the “worst Fed nominees of all time.”While most of the headlines generated from Marvin […]

Fed Nominee Marvin Goodfriend Lied to the Senate on Taxing Cash

Ron Paul: ‘When Our Financial System Crashes…The Elites…Will Suffer The Least’

Ron Paul: ‘When Our Financial System Crashes…The Elites…Will Suffer The Least’

By Mac Slavo SHTFplan.com January 10, 2018   Ron Paul: ‘When Our Financial System Crashes…The Elites…Will Suffer The Least’     When the housing bubble popped in 2007, the Federal Reserve went to work to re-inflate the bubble by printing more money – quantitative easing. But the policy has made matters much worse, as now everything is […]


Dangers of Government Control

By Walter E. Williams LewRockwell.com January 4, 2018   Dangers of Government Control   We are a nation of 325 million people. We have a bit of control over the behavior of our 535 elected representatives in Congress, the president and the vice president. But there are seven unelected people who have life-and-death control over our […]

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As the two quotes from the Federal Reserve’s website above reveal, the Fed has been given the responsibility by the Congress of the United States to essentially promote sustainable prosperity, stabilize prices and maximize employment.

The Fed’s Bubblenomics

By Murray Sabrin Mises Institute November 16, 2017   The Fed’s Bubblenomics     [The Following is adapted from a preface to a new report by Murray Sabrin, featured in his November 15 presentation, “Bubblenomics” at Ramapo College.] If you Google “dot com bubble,” you will get nearly 1.2 million hits, and 3.3 million hits if you […]


GOP Tax Plan Increases the Most Insidious Tax

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute November 6, 2017   GOP Tax Plan Increases the Most Insidious Tax   Last Thursday, congressional Republicans unveiled their tax reform legislation. On the same day, President Trump nominated current Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell to succeed Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chair. While the tax plan dominated the […]

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Price Inflation Is Not the Worst Part of Easy Money Policy

Price Inflation Is Not the Worst Part of Easy Money Policy

By C.Jay Engel Mises Institute November 1, 2017   Price Inflation Is Not the Worst Part of Easy Money Policy   There are many critics of the Fed’s recent money supply expansion, especially since 2008, whose chief criticism is that it will result in consumer price inflation. While proponents of the Austrian School agree that high […]