Tags: monetary policy

Draghi's Plea for Europe is an Admission the U.S. Got It Right

September 2nd, 2014
in Op Ed

Mario Draghi almost single-handedly rescued the Eurozone from disaster two years ago, by pledging to do “whatever it takes to preserve the euro”, so the appeal from the European Central Bank (ECB) chief for more use of fiscal policy to avoid another slump deserves a sympathetic more »

Another Crisis of Confidence in the Dollar is Coming

August 22nd, 2014
in Op Ed

On August 15, 1971, a quiet Sunday evening, President Richard Nixon took to the airwaves, preempting the most popular television show in America, to announce his New Economic Policy. The government was imposing national price controls and a steep surtax on foreign imports and more »

How Economies Collapse

August 8th, 2014
in Op Ed

Systemic Friction and Debt Are Self-Liquidating Paying for unproductive friction with borrowed money has generated the illusion that free to me is actually free - it isn't. We all understand how friction slows our progress: flatten the tires on a bi… more »

The Flip Side of Debt Free Money

July 15th, 2014
in Op Ed, syndication

Written by Scott Baker Randy Wray's article - http://econintersect.com/a/blogs/blog1.php/debt-free-money-a-non - which I can't help thinking was at least partly inspired by a monetary reform offline email conversation we had for a few days before this… more »

The Fed is Already Creating the Next Bubble

July 12th, 2014
in Op Ed

Last week, I wrote a fairly comprehensive piece laying out some of the macro issues around the Fed and other central banks' ultra-easy monetary policy. The gist of that piece was that, due to the political economy, monetary policy is now seen by policy makers as a good way to 'steer' the cyclical economy through peaks and troughs. more »

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