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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 […]

Big Policies, Bigger Failures

Big Policies, Bigger Failures

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 […]

Big Policies, Bigger Failures

Federal Reserve Holds Yet Again

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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Helicopter Money: The Biggest Fed Power Grab Yet

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 […]


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 […]

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

Big Policies, Bigger Failures

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 […]


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 […]

Federal Reserve Holds Yet Again

Big Policies, Bigger Failures

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 […]


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 […]

Federal Reserve Holds Yet Again