Central Bank


Trump’s Historic Opportunity with the Federal Reserve

By Tho Bishop Mises Institute September 7, 2017   Trump’s Historic Opportunity with the Federal Reserve   And then there were three. Today Stanley Fischer submitted his letter of resignation from the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, effective next month, the second such resignation of Donald Trump’s presidency. While Fischer’s term as Vice Chairman of the Fed […]

It’s unlikely Trump will nominate anyone who understands the negative consequences of our artificially low interest rate environment.

Here's the True Definition of a Recession

Here’s the True Definition of a Recession

By Frank Shostak Mises Institute July 24, 2017   Here’s the True Definition of a Recession — It’s Not About GDP   According to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the institution that dates the peaks and troughs of the business cycles, A recession is a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting […]


How Long Can the Fed Keep the Boom Going?

How Long Can the Fed Keep the Boom Going?

By Thorsten Polleit Mises Institute June 5, 2017   How Long Can the Fed Keep the Boom Going?   The US bond market trades at a quite high valuation. For instance, the 10-year US Treasury bond presents a price earnings (PE) ratio of 43. In other words: It takes 43 years for the investor to recoup the […]


One Country’s Central Bank Is Urging Its 6 Million Citizens to Buy Gold

By  Shaun Bradley The Anti-Media February 22, 2017   One Country’s Central Bank Is Urging Its 6 Million Citizens to Buy Gold     The central bank of Kyrgyzstan is encouraging its six million citizens to each own at least 3.5 oz (100 grams) of physical gold. The precious metal is the nation’s leading export […]

One Country’s Central Bank Is Urging Its 6 Million Citizens to Buy Gold

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

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, […]


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 […]


Negative Rates Will Kill Growth

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital September 13, 2016   Negative Rates Will Kill Growth   For years I have argued that ultra-low interest rates act more as an economic sedative than a stimulant. This idea has elicited laughter from the economic establishment. But it is becoming clearer that rates set by central banks that are far below […]

Should the current mother-of-all bubbles pop, for investors and the Fed it won’t be third time’s the charm, but three strikes and you’re out.

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 End Game Of Bubble Finance: Political Revolt

By David Stockman Mises.org July 1, 2016   The End Game Of Bubble Finance: Political Revolt   During Friday’s bloodbath I heard a CNBC anchor lady assuring her (scant) remaining audience that Brexit wasn’t a big sweat. That’s because it is purportedly a political crisis, not a financial one. Presumably in the rarified canyons of Wall Street, politics doesn’t matter […]

The End Game Of Bubble Finance: Political Revolt

Texan Plans to Build Gold Depository

Texan Plans to Build Gold Depository

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org May 17, 2016   Texan Plans to Build Gold Depository   Last year, we covered a story coming out of Texas in which the state government was planning to institute a state-controlled “gold depository” that would allow individuals to store their gold in a presumably safe place outside the United States banking […]


Beware of the Chaos of Helicopter Money

By Daily Bell Staff The Daily Bell May 11, 2016   Beware of the Chaos of Helicopter Money     Indian central bank governor says helicopter money no panacea … Indian Central Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan said on Tuesday that he had doubts “helicopter money”, or free cash given directly to citizens to stimulate growth, […]

Beware of the Chaos of Helicopter Money