Monetary Policy

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.
Friday, December 14th, 2012

The Federal Reserve’s latest moves to reduce borrowing costs and boost the economy could be hard to reverse

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Many policymakers and experts on the economy in the United States and abroad have recently highlighted the benefits of gold-based monetary policy, and governments have increased their own gold holdings in recent years.

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

A new gold standard is crucial. The disasters that the Federal Reserve and other central banks are inflicting on us with their funny-money policies are enormous and underappreciated.

Friday, October 19th, 2012

The next phase in my (now our, as I’ve taken on a colleague) project of thinking through Dan Klein’s Knowledge and Coordination is to see how his ideas might be used to help describe business cycle theories and demonstrate commonalities they share.

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Journalists, politicians and economists all seem to agree that the biggest economic issue currently worrying voters is unemployment. It follows then that most believe that the deciding factor in the presidential race will be the ability of each candidate to convince the public that his policies will create jobs. It seems that everyone got this memo...except the voters.

Thursday, September 27th, 2012
Archived from the live Mises.tv broadcast, this lecture by David Stockman was presented at the Mises Circle in Manhattan: "Central Banking, Deposit Insurance, and Economic Decline." Includes a welcome and introduction by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. Music by Kevin MacLeod.
Thursday, September 27th, 2012
One of the most enduring myths in the United States is that this country has a free market, when in reality, the market is merely the structural shell of formerly free institutions.
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

What are the chances that President Barack Obama and his Treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner, will ever have anything meaningful to say about monetary policy​—​beyond continuing to try to coax Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke to print ever more dollars to buy up ever more U.S. government debt? About the same as the interest rate you are receiving on your savings: zero.

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Hungary is in a recession, again. According to the chattering classes, as well as many analysts and financial reporters, fiscal austerity is the cause of Hungary’s slump. Nonsense. Hungary’s recession results from its slumping money supply.

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

While some members of Congress and Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney want to label China a “currency manipulator,” little is said about the Federal Reserve’s role as an interest-rate manipulator.

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

During the Cold War, national security analysts spoke knowingly about the art of "Kremlinology." This was a technique for understanding Soviet power relations and policy changes taking place inside the leadership compound in the Kremlin.

Monday, August 6th, 2012

As concerns over the U.S. dollar and the Federal Reserve continue to grow, U.S. lawmakers are exploring sound money, competing currencies, and the route to monetary freedom.

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