monetary policy


Trump’s Fed Picks? More of the Same!

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute October 23, 2017   Trump’s Fed Picks? More of the Same!   This week President Trump revealed his final five candidates for Federal Reserve chair. Disappointingly, but not surprisingly, all five have strong ties to the financial and political establishment. The leading candidates are former Federal Reserve governor and Morgan […]

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The Next Generation of Currency Wars: Private vs. State-backed Crypto

The Next Generation of Currency Wars: Private vs. State-backed Crypto

By Tho Bishop Mises Institute October 23, 2017   The Next Generation of Currency Wars: Private vs. State-backed Crypto   Recently Russia announced that it will be unleashing a CryptoRuble, just a week after Vladimir Putin strongly criticized Bitcoin and other private cryptocurrencies.  When announcing the move, Minister of Communications Nikolay Nikiforov acknowledged that it was in part inspired by […]


Yellen: The Economy May Be Weaker than We Thought

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute September 29, 2017   Yellen: The Economy May Be Weaker than We Thought   Janet Yellen this week cast doubt on the Fed’s announced plan to continue Fed rate hikes and reverse its years of “unconventional” monetary policy. “My colleagues and I may have misjudged the strength of the labor […]

Yellen: The Economy May Be Weaker than We Thought

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

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 […]


The Federal Reserve Is, and Always Has Been, Politicized

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute April 17, 2017   The Federal Reserve Is, and Always Has Been, Politicized   Audit the Fed recently took a step closer to becoming law, when it was favorably reported by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. This means the House could vote on the bill at any […]

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Shovel Ready: How The Fed Makes Us Dig Our Own Graves

Shovel Ready: How The Fed Makes Us Dig Our Own Graves

By Daily Bell Staff The Daily Bell April 11, 2017   Shovel Ready: How The Fed Makes Us Dig Our Own Graves     I just read an article from what the mainstream considers a reputable source of news, the New York Times. The article talked all about monetary policy and didn’t say a thing about […]


Arizona Challenges the Fed’s Money Monopoly

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute March 6, 2017   Arizona Challenges the Fed’s Money Monopoly   History shows that, if individuals have the freedom to choose what to use as money, they will likely opt for gold or silver. Of course, modern politicians and their Keynesian enablers despise the gold or silver standard. This […]

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Democracy Is A Front For Central Bank Rule

To Wish Impossible Things

By Bionic Mosquito Bionic Mosquito February 22, 2017   To Wish Impossible Things     it was the sweetness of your skin it was the hope of all we might have been that fills me with the hope to wish impossible things The Cure Fix the Fed. This is the wish of John Mauldin, advocating […]


Top Five Monetary Policy Issues To Watch In 2017

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center January 7, 2017   Top Five Monetary Policy Issues To Watch In 2017   With a new year come new opportunities as well as new issues to take into consideration. Here are the five most important issues to keep an eye on in 2017. 1. Trump Presidency The most […]

Top Five Monetary Policy Issues To Watch In 2017

Democracy Is A Front For Central Bank Rule

Takeaways From The FOMC Meeting

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center December 15, 2016   Takeaways From The FOMC Meeting     As expected, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised its target federal funds rate to 0.50-0.75%. There wasn’t much substantive change in the language of the statement. Economic activity was judged to be expanding at a moderate pace, […]


To Really ‘Make America Great Again,’ End the Fed!

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute November 28, 2016   To Really ‘Make America Great Again,’ End the Fed!   Former Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher recently gave a speech identifying the Federal Reserve’s easy money/low interest rate policies as a source of the public anger that propelled Donald Trump into the White […]

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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 […]


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 […]

Democracy Is A Front For Central Bank Rule

No, the Fed Doesn't Have a Plan. Yes, the Fed Really is Monetizing Government Debt

No, the Fed Doesn’t Have a Plan. Yes, the Fed Really is Monetizing Government Debt

By Jeff Deist Mises Institute September 21, 2016   No, the Fed Doesn’t Have a Plan. Yes, the Fed Really is Monetizing Government Debt   Oh, what a difference a few years make. After the Crash of ’08, the Fed entered a period of “extraordinary” monetary policy marked by large scale purchases of Treasuries and other (worse) […]


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 […]

Today in History: President Nixon Closes the Gold Window