December 12, 2019
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What is Going on with the FED?

The FED (by its Federal Open Market Committee) has raised the targeted Federal Funds Rate seven times since December 2016 with more on the way. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) met on September 26, 2018 to decide on whether to raise the...

Why the Fed’s Panic Over Inflation?

The economy of the U.S. of A. has struggled for the last ten years. To say this, is probably the greatest understatement uttered over the last five centuries or so. It started with the real estate fiasco and the resulting financial crisis and...

Jellin with Yellen

It is easy to criticize those who are supposed to be able to change economic behavior. Monetary policy making is no exception. Such authorities can and have made mistakes. But impotence in changing the economic behavior of a large economy is not the...

Are We Heading For A Period Of Skyrocketing Inflation?

Are We Heading For A Period Of Skyrocketing Inflation?

Yes, my friends, I think it is just around the corner. Inflation is a steady increase in the prices of goods and services in a country, usually measured in terms of a specific annual percentage. This decreases the purchasing power of a currency by...

An Appeal to Reason

In the course of civil societies, it often becomes necessary that policies or institutions, having been established by previous generations, face rigorous scrutiny by the public in order to determine their effectiveness.  It is especially right when...

Siren’s Song: The Danger of the Printing Press

The Federal Reserve is our nation’s central bank. It is responsible for many tasks- one of which is establishing targets for the federal funds rate, the rate at which member banks charge each other for overnight loans. In September 2007, the Fed...

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