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Politics at the Fed is the rule, not the exception

Federal Reserve “independence” is a convenient untruth for the Fed and for many in the Washington political class. The Fed is absolutely influenced by politics. This is evident even to the fairly casual observer. (From The Dallas News) Carnegie Mellon...

Central Banks May Choose Helicopter Money Over Negative Rates

Here comes the Fed…Hooray. The definition of “helicopter money” appears to be shifting a bit. Generally it means pouring currency (printed by a central bank) into the economic system by directly depositing it into accounts. What type of accounts appears...

The Fraud Of Full Employment

The official unemployment rate is a baloney number. It doesn’t actually measure all of the unemployed. Those who are no longer eligible for unemployment benefits are simply treated as if they no longer exist for instance. This is millions of...

‘Brave New World’: Fed to Buy Corporate Debt?

The underlying Yahoo News article doesn’t actually talk about Fed buying corporate bonds. It only states: ” [Yellen] said, ‘future policymakers might choose to consider some additional tools that have been employed by other central banks,’ including buying a wider...

Light that match: Yellen suggests radical new Fed policies

Yellen says the Fed is not “ actively considering” any of the radical and destructive ideas she outlines in her speech, but if not why is she mentioning them? These ideas include:  printing money to buy assets including stocks, targeting...

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