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The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking
In a move that surprised exactly no one, the Fed's Federal Open Market Committee yesterday announced it would take no action.
How do we make criticisms of central banks meaningful to Americans: the truth, the dollar has lost 90% of its purchasing power and inflation is a tax.
As free-floating fiat money, the major currencies of the world are locked in a complex game of relative devaluation and manipulation.
Some inflation hawks are beginning to speak up at the Fed. But will they be enough to put the brakes on the current easy-money experiment?
With an election coming, the Fed has lost its enthusiasm for raising interest rates, much to the benefit of the incumbent party.
Booms and BustsThe FedBusiness Cycles
Joseph Salerno spoke on "Why Falling Prices Are Good for Business" at Ramapo College in New Jersey on October 4.
Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BankingPrices
It turns out that the Japanese people do not have the Apoplithorismosphobia that their government officials have.
Frightened by an unstable economy and low returns, savers are saving even more and frustrating the plans of central bankers.
Big GovernmentThe Fed
The Fed's claim of independence is as shallow as its numerous promises to raise rates and return to normal monetary policy.
The FedGlobal EconomyBusiness Cycles
From near-zero interest rates to price controls to easy home loans, it is clear that government is now more in need of sound economics than ever.