Monetary Policy on Townhall

Political Calculations - Thu Dec 12

Ralph Benko - Mon Dec 9

Ransom Notes Radio - Mon Oct 28

John Ransom - Tue Sep 24

Steve Chapman - Thu Aug 1

Mike Shedlock - Thu Jul 18

For starters there is no recovery. Secondly, there is every reason for eurozone exports to slump; there is no reason to believe hiring will pick up, and no reason for imports or internal demand to pick up in the absence of hiring. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Sat Apr 13

Do not expect any government or central bank to learn much from history, especially Japan and especially now. ... more

John Ransom - Wed Mar 13

"All is well," the public bankers at the central banks around the world are saying to the private bankers on the Wall Streets around the world, even as the central banks distribute their Get-Well-Soon cards disguised as dollars, pounds, francs, lire and renminbi. ... more

Mark W. Hendrickson - Wed Jan 9

I recently indulged in some wistful, year-end nostalgia, but now that 2013 is underway, let’s turn our attention to a time more crucial to our well-being: the future in which we will live. ... more

Donald Lambro - Thu Dec 13

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Obama economy is in a single sentence about the Federal Reserve Board's attempts this week to deal with unacceptably high unemployment. ... more

Ralph Benko - Wed Dec 12

It may have been one of the strangest moments in the history of modern presidential politics. ... more

Ralph Benko - Wed Dec 5

The only plank remaining under notable discussion from either national convention platform of 2012 is the GOP platform’s call for a national monetary commission. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Thu Nov 22

The fear for Japan- and the US- should be rising interest rates not deflation. If interest rates rise a mere 2%, interest on the national debt will consume 100% of government revenues. ... more

Ralph Benko - Wed Oct 31

Next week America will decide whether to gamble on the economic prosperity prescription being offered by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, or on the social equity model presented by the incumbent president Barack Obama. ... more

Ralph Benko - Wed Oct 24

Are central bankers about to embrace the real world? The events at most central banking conclaves are a total, excruciating, bore. The recent gathering of the Federal Reserve’s tribes at Jackson Hole, however, produced an elegant, compelling, presentation by rising star central banker Andy Haldane. Finally, a youth in the banquet hall declaring that the Emperor has no clothes. ... more

Ralph Benko - Wed Oct 17

One of the latent issues of the 2012 presidential race is a referendum on the Bernanke Fed. If Romney is in, Bernanke is out. ... more

Ralph Benko - Wed Oct 10

In the iconic movie Goldfinger the villain, Auric Goldfinger, pursues a nefarious scheme, code-named “Operation Grand Slam,” to contaminate America’s gold horde at Fort Knox, thereby leveraging the value of his own, uncontaminated, holdings. ... more