Federal Reserve


Austrians at the Fed?

Austrians at the Fed?

By Jeff Deist Mises Institute November 21, 2016   Austrians at the Fed?   Coverage of central banks and monetary policy in popular financial media outlets like Bloomberg, Financial Times, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, and The Economist is almost uniformly bad. The reporting and analysis are superficial, and the writers tend to assume facts not in evidence. The same myths repeat themselves ad […]


The Next Recession Looms Large

Midnight in America

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital November 10, 2016   Midnight in America   Stunned political analysts are missing the most plausible argument explaining Donald Trump’s unexpected victory. The misreading of the American electorate stems from the political class’ acceptance of mistaken (and increasingly insane) economic dogma that has arisen over the past generation. Based on their flawed understanding of economics, the pundits could […]


Fed Holds Rates Steady: Setting Up for December Hike?

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center November 2, 2016    Fed Holds Rates Steady: Setting Up for December Hike?     In an unsurprising decision, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided today once again to keep its target federal funds rate steady at 0.25-0.50%. It was widely speculated that the FOMC would hold rates […]

If this is the mandate for the Fed, why have a Fed? Why have a lender of last resort?

Ron Paul

Blame Government, Not Markets for Monopoly

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute October 31, 2016   Blame Government, Not Markets for Monopoly   When Time-Warner announced it planned to merge with another major communications firm, many feared the new company would exercise near-total monopoly power. These concerns led some to call for government action to block the merger in order to […]


The Next Recession Looms Large

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital October 10, 2016   The Next Recession Looms Large   Currently economists and market watchers roughly fall into two camps: Those who believe that the Federal Reserve must begin raising interest rates now so that it will have enough rate cutting firepower to fight the next recession, and those who […]

The Next Recession Looms Large

Nomi Prins

The Central Bank Power Shift from West to East, Game of Thrones Style

By Nomi Prins NomiPrins.com September 29, 2016   The Central Bank Power Shift from West to East, Game of Thrones Style   (This piece is a version of my article appearing in Jim Rickard’s Strategic Intelligence newsletter this month. It gives you an idea of what’s to come in Artisans of Money (abent the Game […]


Trump Won? His Attacks on the Fed and Politics Need to Go Even Deeper

By Daily Bell Staff The Daily Bell September 27, 2016   Trump Won? His Attacks on the Fed and Politics Need to Go Even Deeper     Fed on ropes as Yellen seeks to fend off Trump blows … Populist attacks from all sides make central bank vulnerable to calls to rein it in, say […]

Trump Won? His Attacks on the Fed and Politics Need to Go Even Deeper

Ron Paul

Wells Fargo or the Federal Reserve: Who’s the Bigger Fraud?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute September 26, 2016   Wells Fargo or the Federal Reserve: Who’s the Bigger Fraud?   The Wells Fargo bank account scandal took center stage in the news last week and in all likelihood will continue to make headlines for many weeks to come. What Wells Fargo employees did in […]


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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 […]