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Will this Finally Be the Year the Fed Cuts its Balance Sheet?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/31/2017
Now that the Fed has slightly upped its Fed Funds rate target twice, there is talk of a much more ominous issue: shrinking the balance sheet.

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Week in Review: January 28 2017

The FedFree MarketsPolitical Theory

Blog01/27/2017
As expected, the first week of the Trump administration has brought a mix of good and bad.

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Asset-Price Inflation Heating Up with Nothing to Show For It

The FedU.S. Economy

Blog01/27/2017
Obama is the first president since Hoover to not have a single year of over 3% GDP growth.

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Beware, Dissenter to the Monetary Regime

The FedMoney and Banking

Blog01/26/2017
Tim Duy takes to Bloomberg to warn the world about the possibility of “hard-money” advocates getting into the Fed.

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Steve Mnuchin Defends the Myth of Fed Independence

The Fed

Blog01/25/2017
The idea that the Federal Reserve is "independent" is at best naive, and at worse purposefully misleading.

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Janet Yellen’s Bland 2017 Forecast

The FedMoney and Banking

Blog01/24/2017
Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s recent speech at Stanford University certainly was much like Ms. Yellen herself: predictable and safe.

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What Trump Could Do

The FedWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog01/20/2017
Today Donald Trump becomes president of the United States. Voters rejected the devil they know so well — Hillary Clinton — for the devil they don’t.

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The Money Myths Behind the Creation of the Federal Reserve

The FedMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog01/18/2017
Roger Lowenstein's new book on the Federal Reserve relies on some well-worn myths about the monetary history of the United States.

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Will Trump Continue the Bush-Obama Legacy?

The FedTaxes and Spending

Blog01/16/2017

The only way to avoid fiscal crises is to stop increasing spending and instead begin reducing spending on all aspects of the welfare-warfare state.

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The Fed Needs Competition, Not Rules

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/12/2017

If a monetary rule like the Taylor Rule is not a solution to the problem of the Fed, what is? Competition.

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