Federal Reserve


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

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Central Banking and Total War

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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An Open Letter to Donald Trump on Economic Policy

An Open Letter to Donald Trump on Economic Policy

LewRockwell.com July 18, 2016   An Open Letter to Donald Trump on Economic Policy   We the undersigned urge you, the presumptive Republican nominee for President, to support a rebirth of free-market capitalism in the U.S. You have said repeatedly that you want to make American great again. We agree with you. And we assert […]


Don’t Reform the Fed, Fed-Exit! 1

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute July 18, 2016   Opponents of a central bank should take advantage of the post-Brexit vote revival of secessionist sentiments to promote a secession from central banking, or “Fed-exit.” Ending the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money is the key to restoring and maintaining our liberty and prosperity. By manipulating […]

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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 Problem Isn’t Fed Policy — It’s the Fed

By Patrick Barron Mises.org June 28, 2016   The world is awash with newly printed fiat money. This is a concern to most, but not all, economists, because the increase in the money supply has failed to deliver its promise of providing “liftoff” to the world economy. Nevertheless, most economists in positions of influence to governments and […]

The Problem Isn’t Fed Policy — It’s the Fed

Negative Rates Will Kill Growth

Brexit is Just What the Dr. Ordered

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital June 24, 2016   Janet Yellen should send a note of congratulations to Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson, the British politicians most responsible for pushing the Brexit campaign to a successful conclusion. While she’s at it she should also send them some fruit baskets, flowers, Christmas cards, and a […]


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 […]

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Central Banking and Total War

Negative Rates Will Kill Growth

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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The Symbiotic Relationship Between Central Banking and Total War

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 […]

Negative Rates Will Kill Growth