Federal Reserve


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 […]


Fed Holds Rates Steady: Setting Up for December Hike?

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 […]

Fed Holds Rates Steady: Setting Up for December Hike?

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

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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 […]

The Next Recession Looms Large