Category Archives: Federal Reserve

Michael Hudson: Why Frances Coppola’s “The Case for the People’s Quantitative Easing” Is for Banks, Not the People

A dubious proposal to continue over-reliance on monetary policy, this time with a quantitative easing scheme, instead of fiscal spending.

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Martin Wolf v. Trumponomics Whiffs Due to Fealty to Orthodoxy

The Financial Times’ Martin Wolf has a go at Donald Trump, but manages to score an own goal as far as his profession is concerned.

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The Media Endlessly Talks About Interest Rates—Are They Even an Effective Economic Tool at This Point?

Interest rates are a poor substitute for fiscal spending and as we’ve seen, over-reliance on monetary policy produces speculative booms and busts. More and more people recognize this formula isn’t working, but what will it take to change course?

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Wolf Richter: My Fancy-Schmancy “Fed Hawk-o-Meter” Ticks Down, Still Red-Lines. In Passing, Fed Plants Seed for Removing “Patient”

Not surprisingly, given economic weakness in Europe and China Trump trade war saber-rattling, the Fed seems less gung ho about the health of the economy than it was last summer.

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