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No, the Fed Doesn’t Have a Plan. Yes, the Fed Really is Monetizing Government Debt

By Jeff Deist Mises Institute September 21, 2016   No, the Fed Doesn’t Have a Plan. Yes, the Fed Really is Monetizing Government Debt   Oh, what a difference a few years make. After the Crash of ’08, the Fed entered a period of “extraordinary” monetary policy marked by large scale purchases of Treasuries and other (worse) […]

No, the Fed Doesn't Have a Plan. Yes, the Fed Really is Monetizing Government Debt

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The Fed Plans for the Next Crisis

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute September 12, 2016   The Fed Plans for the Next Crisis   In her recent address at the Jackson Hole monetary policy conference, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates by the end of the year. Markets reacted favorably to Yellen’s suggested […]


Central Banks May Choose Helicopter Money Over Negative Rates

By Thorsten Polleit Mises.org September 12, 2016   Central Banks May Choose Helicopter Money Over Negative Rates   The US Federal Reserve (Fed) is considering raising rates. Is the “normalization” of interest rates about to happen which savers and investors have been yearning for? Most likely not. Policymakers are merely realizing that the policy of zero rates […]

Central Banks May Choose Helicopter Money Over Negative Rates

The Black Horse of the Apocalypse

The Black Horse of the Apocalypse

By Bionic Mosquito Bionic Mosquito September 12, 2016   The Black Horse of the Apocalypse       Revelation 6:5 When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his […]


Big Policies, Bigger Failures

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital August 19, 2016   Big Policies, Bigger Failures   Economics is far simpler than most in academics or government would have you believe. To make accurate predictions all you really need is an honest appreciation of the self-interest that is at the heart of free market transactions and an […]

Negative Rates Will Kill Growth

Negative Rates Will Kill Growth

Central Banks Are Choking Productivity

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital August 14, 2016   If the Economy were a car, productivity would be the engine. Heated seats, on-demand 4-wheel drive and light-sensitive tinted windshields, are all very nice. But they mean little if the engine doesn’t turn and the car just sits in the driveway. The latest productivity data […]


Homeownership at 51-Year Low: The Feds Have Failed

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org August 3, 2016   Homeownership at 51-Year Low: The Feds Have Failed   Americans have long regarded owning a home to be largely synonymous with the so-called “American dream” although high homeowernship rates are not necessarily synonymous with a high-income prosperous society. Switzerland and Germany, for example, have homeownership rates well below that […]

Homeownership at 51-Year Low: The Feds Have Failed

The USA Debt Time-bomb Tocking, Ticking, Tock, Tick…

The USA Debt Time-bomb Tocking, Ticking, Tock, Tick…

By F. William Engdahl New Eastern Outlook August 1, 2016   The USA Debt Time-bomb Tocking, Ticking, Tock, Tick…     Most of the world has an image of the United States as the one country of the advanced industrial world that took consequent action in the wake of the March 2007-September 2008 financial crisis. […]


Speak Loudly and Carry No Stick

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital July 28, 2016   Theodore Roosevelt’s famous mantra “speak softly and carry a big stick” suggested that the United States should seek to avoid creating controversies and expectations through loose or rash pronouncements, but be prepared to act decisively, with the most powerful weaponry, when the time came. More […]

Negative Rates Will Kill Growth

Is the Fed keeping rates low to help Hillary? Trump says good chance, Clinton bristles

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 […]


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 […]

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An Open Letter to Donald Trump on Economic Policy

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 […]


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 […]

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