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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 […]


The Keynesians Stole The Jobs

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute June 7, 2016 The Keynesians Stole The Jobs   Late last week the markets were shocked by a surprisingly bad May jobs report – the worst monthly report in nearly six years. The experts expected the US economy to add 160,000 jobs in May, but it turns out only […]

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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 […]


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 […]

Texan Plans to Build Gold Depository

Is Trump a Bigger Threat to Wall Street than Sanders?

Is Trump a Bigger Threat to Wall Street than Sanders?

By Tho Bishop Mises.org May 5, 2016   Is Trump a Bigger Threat to Wall Street than Sanders?   And then there was one. Proving once again that the endorsements of celebrities and sports heroes is more important than politicians, Donald Trump dominated the Indiana primary, prompting the official end of Ted Cruz’s and John Kasich’s campaigns. […]


Make America Great Again

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital May 5, 2016   Make America Great Again   Donald Trump’s critics have heaped scorn on his calls for protective tariffs to deal with America’s widening trade imbalance and the resulting loss of higher–paying blue color jobs. Some have accused him of trying to turn back the clock in […]

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‘Our economic system is designed to fail’ – Ron Paul

‘Our economic system is designed to fail’ – Ron Paul

By Against Crony Capitalism May 4, 2016   ‘Our economic system is designed to fail’ – Ron Paul     Indeed it is. Central planning always fails and make no mistake in many ways our economic system is “planned.” Not in the sense that it was planned in the Soviet Union but planned and controlled […]


More Economic Data Leaking to Markets

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center May 2, 2016    More Economic Data Leaking to Markets     A new ECB white paper has found evidence that many major market-moving data releases in the US are leaked in advance of their official publication, allowing some investors to profit from trading stocks and Treasury securities when […]

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Buffett says if the government did THIS the Dow could hit 100K

Buffett says if the government did THIS the Dow could hit 100K

By Against Crony Capitalism May 2, 2016   Buffett says if the government did THIS the Dow could hit 100K     Savers, you can forget about opting out of the stock market. If you want any kind of return you will get in the market and you will like it. So what if artificially repressed […]


Some CEOs don’t like that cronyism is increasingly under the microscope

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism April 25, 2016   Some CEOs don’t like that cronyism is increasingly under the microscope   “The precipitousness of the political debate is a little scary right now,” said Jim McNerney, who served as chief executive of Boeing Co. until last year and as chairman until February, at a recent […]

Some CEOs don’t like that cronyism is increasingly under the microscope

Beware the Bull: Equity Boom Has No Basis in Economic Fundamentals

Beware the Bull: Equity Boom Has No Basis in Economic Fundamentals

By Daily Bell Staff The Daily Bell April 20, 2016   Beware the Bull: Equity Boom Has No Basis in Economic Fundamentals     For bull, no death throes … On Feb. 11, the day that the S&P 500 hit its correction low point, the financial press was filled with commentary from Federal Reserve Chairwoman […]


What Did Fed Chairman Yellen Tell Obama?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute April 18, 2016 What Did Fed Chairman Yellen Tell Obama?   This week, President Obama and Vice President Biden held a hastily arranged secret meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen. According to the one paragraph statement released by the White House following the meeting, Yellen, Obama, and Biden […]

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The Winter of Discontent

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital April 15, 2016   The Winter of Discontent   The Winter of 2015-2016, which came to an end a few weeks ago, has been officially designated as the mildest in the U.S. in 121 years according to NOAA. While this fact will certainly add a major talking point in the […]