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When Experts Get Stunned: Fed Tightening Cycle May Stimulate Inflation

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

The Federal Reserve's core guiding belief is that economic stimulus boosts economic growth, thus increasing employment opportunities, payrolls, tax revenues, corporate profits, retirement security and Wall Street wealth.

Here's Why Hillary Clinton's Federal Reserve Plan Is A Big Deal

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics

On Thursday, Hillary Clinton endorsed a banking reform idea that is more progressive than anything she backed during her long primary battle with Bern...

Donald Trump Is Right on the Money (Literally)

Robin Koerner | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Robin Koerner

The fact that the government is utterly financially unconstrained in just the way Trump noted today is the hugest, most subversive Truth he has told to date. And of all the truths he has ever told, it is the one that libertarians should be proclaiming the loudest.

The U.S. Economy isn't Prepared for Higher Rates

Harmel S. Rayat | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
Harmel S. Rayat

The Federal Reserve is entitled to its opinions. But when its opinions and actions lead to chaos, it's a bit tough to take them seriously. It was Ju...

Game Over for Central Banks?

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 03.10.2016 | Books
Lyric Hughes Hale

Monetary economics is gasping for breath. The usual links between the money supply, inflation and GDP seem tenuous after the Great Financial Crisis.

Vision and Discipline: How to Innovate for Increased Financial Inclusion

Tilman Ehrbeck | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Tilman Ehrbeck

Globally, some two billion working-age adults in emerging markets are excluded from the type of financial intermediation that we take for granted in the developed world.

How Ukraine's Central Bank Wrecked the Country's Nascent Economic Recovery in 2011 and Why It Should Not Do It Again.

Andrei Kirilenko | Posted 08.15.2015 | World
Andrei Kirilenko

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, central banks around the world have become the largest, most powerful, and exceedingly profitable financial institutions. And they can't wait to get out of this predicament.

Follow Panama: Dollarize

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

Most central banks do one thing well: they produce monetary mischief. Indeed, for most emerging market countries, a central bank is a recipe for disaster.

Zach Carter

Top Fed Investigator Hid Probe Of Improper Leak From Congress And Public

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The independent investigator charged with policing the Federal Reserve conducted a secret inquiry into the 2012 leak of a sensitive cent...

The National Bank of Ukraine Has Lost Its Independence. It Must Get It Back.

Andrei Kirilenko | Posted 02.07.2015 | Business
Andrei Kirilenko

A central bank that's not independent will not be believed and will fail to gather the necessary resources and command the confidence to do any of that.

Why Europe Is Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge With a Glass of Water

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 12.06.2014 | World
Gemma Godfrey

ECB President Mario Draghi has been highly effective with his words alone -- moving markets with speeches and little action. However, by doing so he has also set the bar high and expectations for action are becoming the norm.

Dilma Is Likely to Be Reelected, So Why Are Brazilians Celebrating?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The wind appears to again be at Dilma Rousseff's back again, as Brazil's performance at the World Cup has virtually assured that she will be re-elected -- politics working as politics do.

U.S. Monetary Policy and Its Effects on Latin America

Alejandro Werner | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Alejandro Werner

The volatility since May 2013 tells us that the process of normalization of U.S. monetary policy will be complicated and volatile. So it is smart to prepare for bumps.

Looking at Entrepreneurship From a Theoretical Perspective, with Leading Expert Peter Klein

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.01.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

I have built my career on the belief that all students can benefit from learning how to start and maintain a small business. But without understanding the theoretical underpinnings of this movement, we lose some of its significance.

Zach Carter

Jeff Merkley Wants You To Know He Stood Up To Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) told HuffPost that he sees the finalization of regulation that banned Wall Street speculation with taxpayer m...

The Truth Behind Emerging Economies: Colombia Case

Felipe Ángel | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Felipe Ángel

America's financial and economical decisions will have an effect on emerging economies in the times to come. The reversal of flows will destabilise emerging economies, and an effort to attract investment will have to be made in order to keep the increasing growth rates in the GDP.

Bubbles Inflating Faster Than GDP

Michael Pento | Posted 07.13.2013 | Business
Michael Pento

There has been a lot of talk about a rebound in the equity and real estate markets helped along by the Fed's free money. That much is for sure the truth; but the evidence of a viable and sustainable recovery built on free-market forces just isn't there.

Is Colombia Suffering the Dutch Disease?

Felipe Ángel | Posted 07.10.2013 | World
Felipe Ángel

Despite the global economic situation, Colombia has shown resilience to external shocks in recent years, with reasonable economic performance in its region, in part due to responsible monetary policies conducted by the Central Bank.

How to Make a Graceful Exit: The Potential Perils of Ending Extraordinary Central Bank Policies

Erik Oppers | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Erik Oppers

The end of these unconventional monetary policies will come and may pose threats to financial stability because of the length and breadth of their unprecedented reign. Policymakers should be alert to the risks and take gradual and predictable measures to address them.

Platinum Coins Can Save the American Economy

Fred Lundgren | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics
Fred Lundgren

Unless we choose a course that makes drastic changes to monetary and fiscal policies, each successive generation of Americans will work away their lives in quiet frustration in a system that guarantees repeated recessions, depressions, inflation and perpetual poverty.

Zach Carter

Fiscal Cliff Primer: Can America Default On Its Debt?

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

No.* *We explain in the video above....

Next In Line For Bernanke's Job Is Going To Have It Tough

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

* U.S. central bank adopting series of policy guidelines * Next on agenda: economic thresholds to guide rate hikes * Bernanke expected to st...

A Worried Investor Is a Bullish Investor

Michael Farr | Posted 10.19.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

That investors are far from bullish may indicate more life and potential upside to this market rally. But nobody really knows. The third quarter saw quality blue chips enjoy better relative performance. As our posture remains defensive, we hope that this beneficial trend will continue.

Central Banks Can't Inflate Market Prices Forever

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Central banks should be respected. And they can certainly counter air pockets, but not forever. Either fundamentals will improve or asset prices will fall. Which outcome we eventually see depends in large part on whether other government entities finally step up to their policy responsibilities.

Money Printing Trumps Fundamentals

Michael Pento | Posted 12.09.2012 | Business
Michael Pento

Stock markets around the world continue to levitate despite the fact that the fundamentals behind the global economy continue to deteriorate. But that weak and worsening economic data didn't stop investors from sending stocks higher.