Monetary Policy

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

In the 1630s and 1640s, Willem Kieft helped usher in one of the first cases of monetary mismanagement in the new colonies of North America.

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

After nearly a decade of decrying austerity programs, Krugman finally understands the monetary offset.

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Nearly a decade after the Great Recession, prominent economists are finally expressing their dissatisfaction with the Fed’s performance.

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

There are two reasons monetary policy cooperation might backfire.

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

In the words of fellow Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan, “don’t criticize what you can’t understand.”

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Just how much will peoples’ attitudes have to change to allow widespread adoption of a private cryptocurrency like Bitcoin or Ethereum?

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

The Federal Reserve’s (Fed) and European Central Bank’s (ECB) policy responses to the recent financial disasters offer two tales of unintended consequences.

Monday, July 10th, 2017
I just read Ben Bernanke’s “The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis.” The book was actually published in 2013, and it contains his 2012 lectures at George Washington University. It contains four well written lectures that cover the history of the U.S.
Friday, August 15th, 2014
Hayek on Sensible Monetary Policy
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Is there another financial meltdown on the horizon? Dr. Judy Shelton who co-directs the Atlas Sound Money Project surely believes so. In her latest article in The Hill Dr.
Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
By JEFFREY BELL AND RICH DANKER There is thought to be a pitched battle raging within the White House over President Obama's pick to succeed Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke when his term expires early next year.
Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Rep. Kevin Brady's Centennial Monetary Commission initiative might point toward a useful policy overhaul.

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

by Devin Roundtree

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012
by Frank Shostak On Wednesday December 12, 2012 Fed policy makers announced that they will boost their main stimulus tool by adding $45 billion of monthly Treasury purchases to an existing program to buy $40 billion of mortgage debt a month.
Friday, December 14th, 2012
(Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's latest moves to reduce borrowing costs and boost the economy could be hard to reverse, a top Fed official said on Friday.