Monetary Policy

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
Ron Paul's Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee Hearing entitled "Road Map to Sound Money: A Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1098 and Restoring the Dollar" 09/13/2011
Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
Consumers and entrepreneurs often speak of "the cost of money" when referring to interest rates. Modern lenders also refer to the interest they charge as "loan pricing." Viewed this way, interest is viewed as if it were any other good. The cheaper a good the more affordable it is.
Monday, December 12th, 2011
The financial crisis in 2008, the uncertainty about the future of the Euro and the doubts on the efficiency of monetary policy has brought some renewed interest in the gold standard as an alternative monetary system; or, at least, as a benchmark to evaluate if central banks did actually performed be
Monday, December 5th, 2011

Libertarians, some Occupy supporters are among those calling for an end to the Federal Reserve

Monday, November 28th, 2011
In recent days, Europe has seen two governments fall: the Prime Ministers from Greece and Italy. New governments where formed. Besides these important changes, the financial markets did not calm down; volatility and uncertainty did not go away as former governments did.
Saturday, November 12th, 2011
CATO'S 29th ANNUAL MONETARY CONFERENCE — MONETARY REFORM IN THE WAKE OF CRISIS — will address the fundamental issue of how to prevent another global financial crisis — not by tinkering with the present government dis
Friday, October 21st, 2011
The Financial Crisis of 2008 brought attention, once more, to the problem of business cycles. There are different approaches to study the phenomenon of business cycles. Some of them rest on shocks to the real economy (i.e.
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
I am planning to join some of the sharpest minds in business, finance, politics, law and economics, who are working to promote a framework for the future of monetary policy.
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
The turmoils affecting the economics and financial markets in the United States and Europe do not seem to go away as fast as anyone would want to. Those who warned that this may be a crisis with a "W" shape may well be right.
Thursday, July 28th, 2011
Fractional reserves is an important component of financial stability. Most of the financial regulation is aimed to control this aspect of banking practice such that banks do not become insolvent and a contagious set of bank runs gets into the financial markets.
Monday, July 25th, 2011
Article and photo originally published at The Weekly StandardWilliam Kristol July 24, 2011
Monday, May 30th, 2011
"Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Thomas Hoenig, the central bank’s longest-serving policy maker, said the U.S. needs to raise interest rates to encourage individuals to save and avoid future asset bubbles.
Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
"The Fed is blaming the earthquake in Japan for disrupting first quarter global growth, plus droughts and other natural disasters which didn’t help. The problem for Bernanke and his allies on the Fed is that hardly anyone is buying this argument.
Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
"'Stagflation" is an ugly word for an ugly situation: persistent high inflation combined with high unemployment and stagnant demand in a country's economy. The term was coined by British politician Iain Mcleod in a speech to Parliament in 1965.
Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
"The Federal Reserve System is a major sponsor of monetary economics research by American economists.
Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
"Could the U.S. economy use an extra $170 billion right about now? Though the economy has shown fitful signs of growth, that growth is still so fragile that it remains to be seen whether it can withstand setbacks such as the rising price of gasoline.
Friday, May 6th, 2011
"What is needed most is global financial stability. Many worry that the dollar-centred monetary system is sick, leaving some to present radical proposals.

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