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Trump is Right: The Fed is a Big Problem

By Thorsten Polleit Mises Institute October 29, 2018   Trump is Right: The Fed is a Big Problem   President Donald J. Trump has taken on the Federal Reserve (Fed), saying that Fed chairman Jerome H. Powell is threatening US economic growth by further raising interest rates. Mainstream economists, the financial press and even some politicians react with […]

Trump is Right: The Fed is a Big Problem

We Still Haven't Learned the Right Lessons from the 2008 Crash

We Still Haven’t Learned the Right Lessons from the 2008 Crash

By Brendan Brown Mises Institute September 17, 2018   We Still Haven’t Learned the Right Lessons from the 2008 Crash   Financial media-administered history lessons — whether by commentaries or interviews — on the Great Crash that occurred 10 years ago are frightening. The would-be history teachers are in total denial (or ignorance) of the key […]


The Federal Reserve: Secretly Sticking It To Americans For Over 100 Years

By Clint Siegner Activist Post August 14, 2018   The Federal Reserve: Secretly Sticking It To Americans For Over 100 Years     In the aftermath of the 2008 Financial Crisis, the private Federal Reserve bank cartel was front and center as a target for public outrage.   Former U.S. Congressman Ron Paul’s “End the Fed” […]

The Federal Reserve: Secretly Sticking It To Americans For Over 100 Years

When LBJ Attacked a Fed Chairman

When LBJ Attacked a Fed Chairman

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute July 31, 2018   When LBJ Attacked a Fed Chairman   In his column today, Ron Paul mentions that those who insist the Fed functions with “independence” tend to forget — or at least not mention — the numerous historical episodes in which the Fed did not exercise any such independence. […]


Trump’s Tweets End the Myth of Fed Independence

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute July 30, 2018   Trump’s Tweets End the Myth of Fed Independence   President Trump’s recent Tweets expressing displeasure with the Federal Reserve’s (minor) interest rate increases led to accusations that President Trump is undermining the Federal Reserve’s independence. But, the critics ignore the fact that Federal Reserve “independence” is […]

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Ron Paul: Effort to Eliminate Cash is an ‘Attack on Individual Freedom’

Ron Paul: Effort to Eliminate Cash is an ‘Attack on Individual Freedom’

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute June 1, 2018   Ron Paul: Effort to Eliminate Cash is an ‘Attack on Individual Freedom’   Premier libertarian communicator Ron Paul, in an interview Tuesday with host Dan Dicks at Press For Truth, called the effort to eliminate cash an “attack on individual freedom.” Restricting and discouraging the use […]


Economic Storm Clouds Gather, but Ending the Fed Provides Hope

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute April 3, 2018   Economic Storm Clouds Gather, but Ending the Fed Provides Hope   The Federal Reserve recently increased interest rates to 1.75 percent. This is the highest interest rates have been since 2008, but it still leaves rates at historic lows. While the Fed says economic growth justifies […]

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Rand Paul Adds “Audit the Fed” Amendment to Senate Banking Bill

Rand Paul Adds “Audit the Fed” Amendment to Senate Banking Bill

By Against Crony Capitalism March 9, 2018   Rand Paul Adds “Audit the Fed” Amendment to Senate Banking Bill     As we’ve said before, audit it. Then end it. The Fed fears real scrutiny. It’s not about “independence.” It’s about power, massive power. (The Fed guys don’t think they’ll EVER be held to account.) (From The […]


The Federal Reserve Wins in the Texas Democratic Primary

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute March 8, 2018   The Federal Reserve Wins in the Texas Democratic Primary     When Texas Democratic Party primary voters filled out their ballots on Tuesday, they encountered two propositions, on which they were invited to vote “for” or “against,” that mentioned the Federal Reserve. One proposition said the […]

The Federal Reserve Wins in the Texas Democratic Primary

Chief Powell Is Walking a Monetary Tightrope Blind

Chief Powell Is Walking a Monetary Tightrope Blind

By Brendan Brown Mises Institute March 2, 2018   Chief Powell Is Walking a Monetary Tightrope Blind   Some commentators might even have felt some sympathy for Fed Chief Powell in his first testimony before Congress. He is so obviously navigating a treacherous monetary path ahead without any reliable compass. That is no different from […]


Who’s To Blame For Wild Stock Market? Look To The Federal Reserve

By Against Crony Capitalism February 12, 2018   Who’s To Blame For Wild Stock Market? Look To The Federal Reserve     Yes indeed. How the central planners at the Federal Reserve manipulate the economy (and inevitably screw it up) is not understood by most politically engaged people. For instance there are still those who insist […]

Who’s To Blame For Wild Stock Market? Look To The Federal Reserve

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The Last Fed Chairman?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute January 30, 2018   The Last Fed Chairman?   Last week the Senate confirmed Jerome Powell as Federal Reserve Chairman by a vote of 84-13. This is in contrast to the contentious debates and closer votes over Janet Yellen’s confirmation in 2014 and Ben Bernanke’s confirmation for a second term […]