Monetary Policy

Thursday, February 24th, 2011
"One of the more durable achievements of the previous Government was the establishment of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), whose work – for around a decade – was widely praised. As the recession took hold, the MPC does seem to have been seriously off the pace.
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
"Rather helpfully, on the Bank’s website there is an explanation of how Quantitative Easing was supposed to improve the economy.
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
"Economist Judy Shelton, author of Money Meltdown and The Coming Soviet Crash, recently wrote A Guide to Sound Money as part of her work co-directing the Sound Money Project for the Atlas Economic Research Foundation (www.atlasnetwork.org).
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
"China and India blame the U.S. Federal Reserve for their difficulties in maintaining stable prices.
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
"About seventy percent of American households own their own homes, and for many their homes represent the majority of their net worth.
Monday, February 21st, 2011
"There are two lessons here. One short-term, the other long-term. First, policymakers and investors need to shake off the belief that the current inflation spike is temporary.
Friday, February 18th, 2011
"Goods inflation has outstripped services inflation for long stretches since mid-2007, something that hadn't happened since the 1970s. For most of the last 30 years, goods prices had been held down, in part, by cheap imports from low-wage countries like China.
Thursday, February 17th, 2011
"In asking whether the recent financial crisis could have been avoided, the crucial fact is that crises of various flavors have occurred for centuries in countries around the world.
Thursday, February 17th, 2011
"Federal Reserve monetary policy over the past 15 years or so has produced bubble after bubble,and each bubble (or each group of contemporaneous bubbles) is bigger in aggregate and more damaging than the one that preceded it.
Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
"One of the most important concepts in economic theory is the quantity of money. However, when going from theory to practical application, things get messy. In the real world, it's not obvious how to count up the amount of "money" in the economy at any given time.
Tuesday, February 8th, 2011
"The Federal Reserve should start raising interest rates now in order to head off inflation later, Rep. Paul Ryan told CNBC.
Tuesday, February 8th, 2011
"The rise in Kansas agricultural land prices appears to be accelerating in response to the incredible jump in the price of many agricultural products since mid-2010.

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