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Tag: monetary policy
  • Beware, the fiscal cliff!

    Since the end of the election, political pundits all across America have been buzzing about the dreaded “Fiscal Cliff.” There is a sense of panic in the air, and even among American households, the fiscal cliff has quickly become a primary concern. However, many of us have seen trouble coming for a long time. In …

  • Clearing Up Some Misinformation, Part 2

    In Part 1 of my commentary, called Clearing Up Some Misinformation, Part 1, I wrote about some of the incorrect characterization’s in President Obama’s speech about free markets and the policies of the 1920s as he addressed Osawatomie High School on December 6, 2011.  I focused on some general terms, such as ‘markets’ and ‘economy’ …

  • The Franc Is too Damn High

    As the US and Europe continue to struggle with their debt and deficit crises, Switzerland is beginning to feel an economic downturn as well. Exports are dropping off, manufacturers are struggling, and their central bank is trying desperately to keep their currency under control. What is the problem in Switzerland? Their currency is strong….too strong. …

  • Inflation as a Weapon

  • Should Americans Fear China?

    In a new poll conducted by CNN, most Americans view China as an economic threat. However, the question is should we fear the Chinese? Many hawkish conservatives and liberals in the media intentionally try to depict China our potential or perhaps future enemy. Maybe it is because China’s influence is growing or that China is …

  • Your Dollars Are Being Printed

  • I’m Not Sure Whether to Laugh or Puke

    I was reading an issue of Reason Magazine that I have left over from an old YAL activism kit, and I came across this disturbing little gem. The article links to a page on the University of Nebraska’s website where they have catalogued government propaganda in the form of comic books. Brian Doherty says in the Reason article,  There …

  • Cato’s Handbook: “The Limits of Monetary Policy”

    I hope you all get a chance to read the Cato Institute’s stance on monetary policy. In general, my understanding is that if they believe the Federal Reserve should continue to exist, at least it should end the dual mandate of not only keeping stable prices but also being responsible for high employment levels, which, as they state in …

  • Public Argument on the Federal Reserve

    I’m sure many of you have seen the “Duck Tales Explain Inflation” video on YouTube.  I added a presentation at the end as a public argument for one of my classes at the University of Arizona to explain what Ron Paul so often talks which is that the poor and middle class  “get stuck with …

  • U.S. Hyperinflation Possible by 2015

    Check out this recent report from the National Inflation Association: The U.S. government this week reported a record monthly budget deficit for February 2010 of $220.9 billion. Total tax receipts for the month were only $107.5 billion compared to outlays of $328.4 billion. The total U.S. deficit for the first five months of fiscal year …