Tags: monetary policy

When Monetary Policy Reaches Its Limits, What of Fiscal Policy?

July 10th, 2015
in Op Ed

In a recent address to the Economic Society of Australia, the Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens hit the nail on the head when he remarked that “monetary policy alone can’t deliver everything we need and expecting too much from it can lead, in time, to much bigger problems”. more »

Open Letter in the FT: Inject Newly Created Money Directly into the Real Economy

April 11th, 2015
in Op Ed

Last Thursday, an open letter was published in the FT demanding more fiscal spending in the euro zone. I agree with the authors that quantitative easing is not the way to go (there are six pages on QE in my new book which is written in German), and I would have stressed that beggar- more »

More Evidence the Fed Has Been a Failure

December 20th, 2014
in Op Ed

More evidence which supports a yes answer to the question "Has the Fed Been a Failure?" (Cato Institute Working Paper No. 2 (December). Thomas L. Hogan writing on the Sound Money Project blog highlights his forthcoming paper in the Journal of Macroeconomics, "Has the Fed Improved more »

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 »

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