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John Williams: The Federal Government’s Fake News

By Mises Institute January 7, 2017   John Williams: The Federal Government’s Fake News     Statistics issued by the federal government about the economy—from CPI to GDP—are fake, and our guest John Williams of Shadowstats.com explains how and why. John is a vocal critic of modern economic reporting, which is manipulated to make the […]

John Williams: The Federal Government's Fake News

Do Central Bankers Know a Bubble When They See One?

Do Central Bankers Know a Bubble When They See One?

By Peter Schmidt Mises Institute January 3, 2017   Do Central Bankers Know a Bubble When They See One?   Between 2000 and 2008, two of the largest financial bubbles in history — in technology stocks and housing, respectively — suffered spectacular collapses. Opinions vary, but some market commentators believe at the peak of the tech bubble, total stock […]


Central Bankers Are Losing Faith in Their Own Alchemy

By David Gordon Mises Institute December 31, 2016   Central Bankers Are Losing Faith in Their Own Alchemy   Mervyn King is the British Ben Bernanke. An eminent academic economist, who now teaches both at New York University and the London School of Economics, King was from 2003 to 2013 Governor of the Bank of […]

Central Bankers Are Losing Faith in Their Own Alchemy

Will Ron Paul be appointed to the Federal Reserve board?

Will Ron Paul be appointed to the Federal Reserve board?

By Against Crony Capitalism December 20, 2016   Will Ron Paul be appointed to the Federal Reserve board?     (From Rare)   “Campaign for Liberty is working to mobilize our members in support of appointing Ron Paul, the leading critic of the Federal Reserve’s reckless monetary policy, to the Federal Reserve Board,” Campaign for […]


Takeaways From The FOMC Meeting

Takeaways From The FOMC Meeting

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center December 15, 2016   Takeaways From The FOMC Meeting     As expected, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised its target federal funds rate to 0.50-0.75%. There wasn’t much substantive change in the language of the statement. Economic activity was judged to be expanding at a moderate pace, […]


To Really ‘Make America Great Again,’ End the Fed!

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute November 28, 2016   To Really ‘Make America Great Again,’ End the Fed!   Former Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher recently gave a speech identifying the Federal Reserve’s easy money/low interest rate policies as a source of the public anger that propelled Donald Trump into the White […]

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Austrians at the Fed?

Austrians at the Fed?

By Jeff Deist Mises Institute November 21, 2016   Austrians at the Fed?   Coverage of central banks and monetary policy in popular financial media outlets like Bloomberg, Financial Times, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, and The Economist is almost uniformly bad. The reporting and analysis are superficial, and the writers tend to assume facts not in evidence. The same myths repeat themselves ad […]


Takeaways From The FOMC Meeting

Fed Holds Rates Steady: Setting Up for December Hike?

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center November 2, 2016    Fed Holds Rates Steady: Setting Up for December Hike?     In an unsurprising decision, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided today once again to keep its target federal funds rate steady at 0.25-0.50%. It was widely speculated that the FOMC would hold rates […]


The Next Recession Looms Large

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital October 10, 2016   The Next Recession Looms Large   Currently economists and market watchers roughly fall into two camps: Those who believe that the Federal Reserve must begin raising interest rates now so that it will have enough rate cutting firepower to fight the next recession, and those who […]

The Next Recession Looms Large

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The Central Bank Power Shift from West to East, Game of Thrones Style

By Nomi Prins NomiPrins.com September 29, 2016   The Central Bank Power Shift from West to East, Game of Thrones Style   (This piece is a version of my article appearing in Jim Rickard’s Strategic Intelligence newsletter this month. It gives you an idea of what’s to come in Artisans of Money (abent the Game […]


The Symbiotic Relationship Between Central Banking and Total War

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center September 28, 2016   The Symbiotic Relationship Between Central Banking and Total War     The following is the prepared version of a speech delivered at the Ron Paul Institute Conference in Sterling, VA. I am here today to talk about one of the most important, but also most […]

Takeaways From The FOMC Meeting

Trump Won? His Attacks on the Fed and Politics Need to Go Even Deeper

Trump Won? His Attacks on the Fed and Politics Need to Go Even Deeper

By Daily Bell Staff The Daily Bell September 27, 2016   Trump Won? His Attacks on the Fed and Politics Need to Go Even Deeper     Fed on ropes as Yellen seeks to fend off Trump blows … Populist attacks from all sides make central bank vulnerable to calls to rein it in, say […]


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