Monetary Policy

Monday, August 20th, 2018

The consequences of proposed exit strategies deserve serious attention. Schnabl’s work is a step in the right direction.

Friday, August 10th, 2018

If Paul Krugman wants to experience what a modernized P2P exchange of sound money feels like, my offer stands. I’m willing to help.

Friday, August 10th, 2018

Despite Japan's perfect Keynesian-textbook policy making, the economy has not revived. As a legacy of the policies, the Japanese government debt has grown to a dimension rarely reached outside of times of war.

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Nearly 10 years after QE1 began, economists and pundits continue to ask whether the Fed’s expansionary monetary policy was effective. Instead, they should consider whether the Fed actually engaged in expansionary monetary policy.

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

George Selgin speaks at the American Institute for Economic Research, July 28, 2018. 

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

All policy discussions must recognize constraints. The hard part is knowing which constraints are relevant.

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Money is a good that has interesting scaling properties. The more people there are within a given monetary network, the more valuable it is for each person to be a part of that monetary network.

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

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.
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, 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.