Federal Reserve


To Wish Impossible Things

By Bionic Mosquito Bionic Mosquito February 22, 2017   To Wish Impossible Things     it was the sweetness of your skin it was the hope of all we might have been that fills me with the hope to wish impossible things The Cure Fix the Fed. This is the wish of John Mauldin, advocating […]

If this is the mandate for the Fed, why have a Fed? Why have a lender of last resort?

What Will Trump Do About the Central-Bank Cartel?

What Will Trump Do About the Central-Bank Cartel?

By Thorsten Polleit Mises Institute February 13, 2017   What Will Trump Do About the Central-Bank Cartel?   The US is by far the biggest economy in the world. Its financial markets — be it equity, bonds or derivatives markets — are the largest and most liquid. The Greenback is the most important transaction currency. Many currencies in […]


If this is the mandate for the Fed, why have a Fed? Why have a lender of last resort?

Republicans Reeling in Fed?

By Daily Bell Staff The Daily Bell February 6, 2017   Republicans Reeling in Fed?     Republican attack on Fed casts doubt over global bank rules Trump-era co-operation uncertain as congressman criticises deals with ‘foreign lands’ … The future of cross-border co-operation on bank regulation in the Trump era has been thrown into doubt, […]


Why Fractional-Reserve Banking Would Be Limited in an Unhampered Market

By Frank Shostak Mises Institute January 17, 2017   Why Fractional-Reserve Banking Would Be Limited in an Unhampered Market   The so-called multiplier arises as a result of the fact that banks are legally permitted to use money that is placed in demand deposits. Banks treat this type of money as if it was loaned to them, […]

Why Fractional-Reserve Banking Would Be Limited in an Unhampered Market

John Williams: The Federal Government's Fake News

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 […]


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 […]

Do Central Bankers Know a Bubble When They See One?

Central Bankers Are Losing Faith in Their Own Alchemy

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 […]


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 […]

Will Ron Paul be appointed to the Federal Reserve board?

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, […]

If this is the mandate for the Fed, why have a Fed? Why have a lender of last resort?

Ron Paul

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 […]


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 […]

Austrians at the Fed?

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 […]

If this is the mandate for the Fed, why have a Fed? Why have a lender of last resort?