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The Best Monetary Policy Is Strict Financial Regulation

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

In recent years, private-sector forecasters have been surprisingly accurate at forecasting changes in the unemployment rate, but they have been equally inaccurate when forecasting changes in the federal funds rate, the baseline interest rate controlled by the Fed.

Is the Next Financial Crisis Approaching? The Case of Public Debt

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

China and other foreign countries will not endlessly finance the US budget deficit; China recently sold $34 billion of American treasuries, and now holds less US debt than Japan.

Bernanke's Confirmation Hearing: Questions Senators Should Ask The Fed Chairman

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Senate Banking Committee will be chatting with Ben Bernanke this Thursday to vote on his reappointment. Demand that the Committee ask the followi...

A Surprisingly Successful G-20 Summit

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georges Ugeux

This year, President Obama drove a very different agenda -- one focused on discussing how the world can form global governance and cooperate to stimulate the ailing economies.

Could We Expect Anything From the Pittsburgh Summit of the G-20?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georges Ugeux

Never was the G-20 intended to be anything else than a technical forum meeting twice a year. It has no power, no administration, let alone any authority.