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Is Yellen Starting a Civil War at the Fed?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/21/2016

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?

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The Federal Reserve Is Hillary Clinton’s Secret Weapon

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/19/2016

With an election coming, the Fed has lost its enthusiasm for raising interest rates, much to the benefit of the incumbent party.

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Video: Joseph Salerno Explains the Benefits of Deflation

Booms and BustsThe FedBusiness Cycles

Blog10/19/2016

Joseph Salerno spoke on "Why Falling Prices Are Good for Business" at Ramapo College in New Jersey on October 4.

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Japanese Consumers Not Afraid of Deflation

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BankingPrices

Blog10/10/2016

It turns out that the Japanese people do not have the Apoplithorismosphobia that their government officials have.

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Central Banks Sheepish as Savers Keep Saving

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/04/2016

Frightened by an unstable economy and low returns, savers are saving even more and frustrating the plans of central bankers.

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Yellen Grilled on Fed Partisanship

Big GovernmentThe Fed

Blog09/28/2016

The Fed's claim of independence is as shallow as its numerous promises to raise rates and return to normal monetary policy.

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The Week in Review: September 24, 2016

The FedGlobal EconomyBusiness Cycles

Blog09/23/2016

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.

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FOMC, Not Surprisingly, Holds on Interest Rates Again

The FedMoney and Banks

Blog09/21/2016

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided yet again today to hold off on raising the target federal funds rate.

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No, the Fed Doesn't Have a Plan. Yes, the Fed Really is Monetizing Government Debt

The FedU.S. EconomyMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog09/20/2016

A Wall Street crisis would become a Main Street crisis without quantitative easing, or so the story began in Nov. 2008. Have you seen a recovery?

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The Week in Review: September 17, 2016

Big GovernmentThe FedGlobal EconomyU.S. Economy

Blog09/16/2016

There is just no relief from the constant drum beat for more and more government intervention in the economy.

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