fedscary

To Whom Is the Fed Accountable?

– August 17, 2019

We do not want elected officials to police the monetary policy makers. But monetary policy makers have clearly demonstrated that they are incapable of policing themselves. 

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chiangkaitshek

Currency War with China: 1934 and 2019

– August 11, 2019

Today’s currency war with China promises to deliver what currency wars always deliver: instability and uncertainty.

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realtime

Fed Intervention in Real Time Payments Is Pointless and Maybe Destructive

– August 8, 2019

the Fed should stay in its lane and stop trying to re-invent what banks are already doing.

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Rate Cuts Coming But Why? Stringham on Yahoo (Video)

– July 31, 2019

Edward Stringham speaks on Yahoo Finance on the strange timing of the Fed’s interest rate moves. 

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bankknotes

To Save Cash from Extinction, Consider Banknote Lotteries

– July 25, 2019

Cash’s usage in payments has been steadily declining as a percentage of all payments, especially in the developed world. Given the list of cash’s advantages, it’s probably worth the effort of protecting this grungy and unsexy payments option. But what can we do?

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judysheltonfed

Judy Shelton on Competitive and Private Currencies

– July 17, 2019

A government money monopoly, writes Judy Shelton, “invites a more sinister abuse of government power – even tyranny – as government precludes market entry to alternative issuers.”

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powerj

How Powell can Set Right Monetary Policy and Financial Markets

– July 14, 2019

It is the perfect time for Powell to set right the financial sector and establish a return to normalcy.

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The Fed Reverses Course (Video with Edward Stringham)

– July 11, 2019

The Federal Reserve is preparing to cut interest rates for the first time in a decade because it sees a cooling global economy and no sign of overheating in the jobs market at home. AIER President Edward Stringham joins Bloomberg to give his insight.

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lagarde

The Choice of Christine Lagarde for the ECB

– July 3, 2019

Lagarde’s experience as a policy-maker and clear communicator may prove very successful. 

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japanyen

Japan Did Not Gain Foreign Markets through Devaluation

– July 1, 2019

It’s the countries most open to the world’s plenty, including plenty produced in countries that allegedly “cheat” when it comes to trade, that are the most prosperous.

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projectlibra

If Libra Threatens Central Bank Power, that’s Great

– June 27, 2019

For hundreds of millions of citizens across the world, digital currencies like Bitcoin, Ripple, and potentially even the Libra don’t pose a threat to financial stability. They offer an escape from chronic financial instability and high and variable rates of inflation that result from poorly managed government monies.

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Will the Fed Save Us from Trade War? (Video of Ed Stringham on Yahoo Finance)

– June 26, 2019

The Fed chairman insists that the central bank will make independent decisions but there is no way fully to insulate monetary policy from politics. 

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