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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 […]

Negative Rates Will Kill Growth

Inflation: It’s a Wealth Redistribution Scheme

Inflation: It’s a Wealth Redistribution Scheme

By Russell Lamberti Mises.org August 19, 2016   Inflation: It’s a Wealth Redistribution Scheme   Many central banks around the world aim to achieve some “inflation target” either as a single explicit policy goal — as in the case of the South African Reserve Bank — or part of a set of policy goals as […]


NPR Bans Feedback Comments, Removes Reality

By Daily Bell Staff The Daily Bell August 18, 2016   NPR Bans Feedback Comments, Removes Reality     NPR is killing off comments. That’s great news! … NPR made a big announcement Wednesday: It is ending its users’ ability to offer comments at the bottom of each story posted on its site.  “We’ve reached […]

NPR Bans Feedback Comments, Removes Reality

Today in History: President Nixon Closes the Gold Window

Today in History: President Nixon Closes the Gold Window

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center August 15, 2016   Today in History: President Nixon Closes the Gold Window       45 years ago today, on August 15, 1971, President Richard Nixon officially closed the gold window. While US citizens had been forbidden from owning gold or from redeeming their gold certificates for gold […]


How Long Can Economic Reality Be Ignored?

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org August 10, 2016   How Long Can Economic Reality Be Ignored?   Trump and Hitlery have come out with the obligatory “economic plans.” Neither them nor their advisors, have any idea about what really needs to be done, but this is of no concern to the media. […]

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The Economist says the political divide is between “globalists” and “anti-globalists”, no it’s the political class versus everyone else

The Economist says the political divide is between “globalists” and “anti-globalists”, no it’s the political class versus everyone else

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism July 31, 2016   The Economist says the political divide is between “globalists” and “anti-globalists”, no it’s the political class versus everyone else     In the attached article The Economist frets that the trend toward “globalism” (their word) is in jeopardy. And what the magazine or “newspaper” calls globalism […]


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 […]

Negative Rates Will Kill Growth

Is the Fed keeping rates low to help Hillary? Trump says good chance, Clinton bristles

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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