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Monetary Policy

The LIBOR Scandal Explained

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

What has emerged from the Barclay's Bank inquiry is evidence that banks may have, in fact, been deliberately manipulating Libor rates for years.

Mark Gongloff

WEAK: Fed Does Absolute Bare Minimum For Economy | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business

The Federal Reserve is failing to achieve both of its legally mandated goals, full employment and stable prices. And yet it chose on Wednesday to do t...

Dimon Cutters

Michael Farr | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

No matter what anyone tells you, it stands to reason that this European crisis is significant and will be around for quite a while longer. What will markets do?

Chrisina Romer: It's Time For The Fed To Step Up

The New York Times | CHRISTINA ROMER | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business

The next meeting of Federal Reserve policy makers, on June 19 and 20, will probably be contentious. The latest employment report, showing anemic job g...

Bernanke To Congress: Spend More Now!

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.07.2012 | Business

Here's something you don't see every day: A Republican-appointed Federal Reserve Chairman telling Congress to spend more money. Well, not exactly -...

Testing the Fed's Predictions

Richard Barrington | Posted 07.22.2012 | Money
Richard Barrington

How good is the Federal Reserve at its job? That can be a difficult question to answer. Monetary policy is subjective, and it can take years before t...

Paul Krugman: The Euro Can Still Be Saved

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 05.17.2012 | Business

Suddenly, it has become easy to see how the euro — that grand, flawed experiment in monetary union without political union — could come apart at t...

Economic Ambiguity

Michael Farr | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

We continue to believe that investors are underestimating the risks inherent to the bond market at this stage in the game. Bond investors are not being compensated for the risks they are assuming when they are not even able to earn the expected rate of inflation.

The Fed's Jelly Donut Policy

David Einhorn | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business
David Einhorn

I believe that stocks are depressed because there is a pervasive feeling that something awful is going to happen. What is this enormous tail-risk? It's the intersection of reckless fiscal policy with overindulgent "Jelly Donut" monetary policy.

Paul Krugman To Ron Paul: 'You're Living In A World That Was 150 Years Ago'

Posted 04.30.2012 | Business

Econ nerds, eat your hearts out. Paul Krugman and Ron Paul just got into it on Bloomberg TV over whose monetary policy views are more dated. Paul ...

Bernanke: Fed Can't Handle Taxmageddon

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

Ben Bernanke warned the Federal Reserve would be powerless to keep the economy from disaster if Congress fails to keep the country from falling off wh...

Paul Krugman On The Federal Reserve: 'Not Enough Inflation'

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 04.06.2012 | Business

A few days ago, Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, spoke out in defense of his successor. Attacks on Ben Bernanke by Republic...

And You Thought The US Recovery Was Weak...

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | Business

* Annualised G7 growth seen at 1.9 pct in Q1, Q2 * No rush for central banks to start tightening By Leigh Thomas ...

'I Am Very Proud Of My Nerd-Dom'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business

One of the nation's most powerful officials is providing America's nerds with their ultimate revenge. "I am very proud of my nerd-dom," Federal Res...

Summers: 'Extraordinary Steps' By Policymakers Responsible For Recovery

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business

(Lawrence Summers is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.) By Lawrence H. Summers CAMBRIDGE, Ma., M...

Bernanke: Gold Standard 'The Reverse Of What A Central Bank Would Normally Do'

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, March 20 (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Tuesday took aim at proponents of the gold standard, saying that such a sy...

Our Problem Is Not Insolvency: It's Infinite Solvency

Robin Koerner | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Robin Koerner

If the government really could go bankrupt, and had to tax and borrow the money it spent, as per our happy illusion, freedom-loving Americans would be much better off.

After Greenspan, Bernanke Ends Cult Of Personality At Fed Through Transparency

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2012 | Business

* Achieves new stress on jobs in setting inflation target * Cleverly makes shifts through policy framework revamp * Ends...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Will Another Fed Stimulus Boost The Economy? | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

As the international economic climate becomes more threatening, there is talk that the Federal Reserve could try another monetary stimulus to aid the ...

Democrats Must Push Back on Monetary Policy Arguments

Kyle Victor | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business
Kyle Victor

Democrats and progressives must become more willing to engage in monetary policy conversation and make the case for keeping the Fed, for using QE and stimulus to get America out of recession, and for more robust financial regulation.

Sorry Ron Paul, "End the Fed" Is Just Another Republican Plan to Help the Financial Sector and Hurt Everyone Else

Kyle Victor | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Kyle Victor

Many liberals, myself included, have long harbored some sympathy for Ron Paul. I suspect that this is not only because of his refusal to follow the neo-conservatives on issues like civil liberties, but also because the man, like a squirrel, has always seemed so very harmless.

China Slowdown Spreading To Services Sector

Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

China's services sector cooled in November to its weakest growth in three months, an HSBC purchasing managers' index showed on Monday, the latest ...

It's the Currency, Stupid

Hugo Cory | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business
Hugo Cory

Imagining money is a good and healthy thing. It stimulates productivity, feeds dreams and gives man a sense of purpose. But there's a difference between imagining money and imaginary money, which is what we have today.

Warren Buffett: 'My Class Has Won' And 'It's Been A Rout'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

There are reasons for optimism inside the U.S. economy, according to Warren Buffett. Just not for everyone. The billionaire investor, cited as the ...

Four Things Occupy Wall Street Should Know About the Federal Reserve

Jake Blumgart | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Jake Blumgart

Eliminating the Fed, adopting the gold standard and having a tight monetary policy are directly opposed to the occupiers' key goals: reducing unemployment, easing debt and stemming the foreclosure flood.