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What Trump Could Do

The FedWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog01/20/2017
Today Donald Trump becomes president of the United States. Voters rejected the devil they know so well — Hillary Clinton — for the devil they don’t.

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The Money Myths Behind the Creation of the Federal Reserve

The FedMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog01/18/2017
Roger Lowenstein's new book on the Federal Reserve relies on some well-worn myths about the monetary history of the United States.

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Will Trump Continue the Bush-Obama Legacy?

The FedTaxes and Spending

Blog01/16/2017

The only way to avoid fiscal crises is to stop increasing spending and instead begin reducing spending on all aspects of the welfare-warfare state.

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The Fed Needs Competition, Not Rules

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/12/2017

If a monetary rule like the Taylor Rule is not a solution to the problem of the Fed, what is? Competition.

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Top Five Monetary Policy Issues To Watch In 2017

The FedMoney and Banking

Blog01/09/2017

Here are the five most important issues to keep an eye on in 2017.

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Dollar Retreats from Highs as FOMC Stays Skittish

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/09/2017

The Fed keeps hinting that it plans to raise the target rate more than once this year. But, the Fed's level of confidence is near zero.

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Week in Review: January 7, 2017

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog01/06/2017

This year, our attention will be toward the Fed and central banks, as the world's financial elites try to navigate increasingly volatile waters.

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The Case Against Fed Reform

The FedMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog01/04/2017

Congress seems set to reform the Fed, but what we really need is Fed competition.

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What Is This "Neutral" Interest Rate Touted by the Fed?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/03/2017

The Fed says it can use a "neutral interest rate" to set policy. But, Fed economists don't understand how the neutral rate works.

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Do Central Bankers Know a Bubble When They See One?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/01/2017

At different times and in different places, Fed officials have changed their stories about whether or not bubbles can be seen before they pop.

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