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Tag: Fed
Why’s the Fed Turning to the Mortgage Market?

It is likely that much of the Federal Reserve’s recent buying of US Treasuries (the government in effect  prints money to buy its own bonds), has been undertaken out of fear that US Treasuries might not otherwise find buyers.Read more…

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Fed to buy MBSs? With what?

In the article below Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke mentions various additional “stimulus” measures  that the Fed might deploy without ever offering any evidence that they would help.Read more…

Ron Paul: Blame the Fed

Ron Paul’s recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal explaining the basics of his economic philosophy. Simple and beautiful.Read more…

Federal Takeover of Education

In the article below George Will notes how the new waivers of the No Child Left Behind Law in effect complete  the takeover of K-12 education by the federal Department of Education. How exactly did this happen?Read more…

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Feds Come After Gibson Again

The government says that Gibson is in violation of the Lacey Act which bans the importation of goods that violate the laws of the country a good is “created in.” In India apparently the exportation of unfinished guitar parts is...

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Economist Talks Bubbles—No Mention of Fed

What causes bubbles? The article below raises this question but fails to answer it. The author says he is pleased that a framework has been developed in which the question can be further researched. But there is an odd thing...

Fed Keeps Destroying Market Price System

A market economy depends on prices. They provide both producers and consumers with vital information. It has been said, quite accurately, that the Soviet Union collapsed because it never had honest prices.Read more…

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CNBC Likes Gold? Apocalypse?

The times they are a’ changing. One knows things are bad when CNBC devotes 10 minutes to Jim Grant and a real discussion of the gold standard.Read more…

Fed Made State Street Profitable

From Bloomberg: $200 billion almost risk-free from the Federal Reserve under a program intended to rescue money-marketRead more…

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Gov. Perry a Fed “Basher”?

Last night in the editorial section of Bloomberg.com “The Editors” took Rick Perry to task for calling the printing of money by the Fed a very bad idea.Read more…

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