All Articles on Federal Reserve

Why are banks no longer lending to each other? Are they afraid that collapse is imminent somewhere in the system, as with the Lehman collapse in 2008? (Photo: Phillipp/cc/flickr) Views
Is the Run on the Dollar Due to Panic or Greed?
It looks to be just another case of Wall Street fattening itself at the public trough, using the funds of mom and pop depositors to maximize bank profits and line the pockets of bank executives while depriving small businesses of affordable loans.
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Is the Fed reacting to market volatility or preparing for recession? News
'What Is the Fed Not Telling Us?': Fears of Economic Instability After Central Bank Intervention Spikes
"A financial system that requires over $100B of liquidity injections every day, temporary, permanent or otherwise, has major issues."
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Journalist Medhi Hasan interviews President Donald Trump's economic advisor Stephen Moore in a video released Friday. News
'Is That Not Racist?' Hasan Pushes Trump Advisor to Condemn President's Remarks
Stephen Moore was one of the president's picks for the Federal Reserve board but withdrew after years of misogynistic writings consumed the news around his nomination.
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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
The Disaster of Negative Interest Rates
President Trump wants negative interest rates, but they would be disastrous for the U.S. economy, and his objectives can be better achieved by other means.
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China thinks this is a better banking model than the private Western system focused on short-term profits for private shareholders. (Photo: Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images) Views
Neoliberalism Has Met Its Match in China
The Chinese have proven the effectiveness of their public banking system in supporting their industries and their workers. Rather than seeing it as an existential threat, we could thank them for test-driving the model and take a spin in it ourselves.
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This independence—except from the big banks—is by design, when the Fed was devised by President Woodrow Wilson over one hundred years ago. (Photo: Tim Evanson/flickr/cc) Views
Trump’s Effective Intimidation of the Powerful Federal Reserve
The Fed entrenches the power of the banks without accountability inside Washington.
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Moves like a wealth tax, the authors stress, will only succeed if we also take on the challenge of stopping the super rich from shifting assets offshore to evade their U.S. tax liability. (Image: Offshore Shell Games) Views
How The Super-Rich Avoid Paying Their Share
Offshore tax havens are enabling our world’s richest 0.01 percent to evade 25 percent of the income taxes they ought to be paying
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The Art of the New Deal. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images) Views
Democratic Socialism: 'There Is No Alternative'
If our "capitalist" economy depends on constant discretionary interventions by policy-makers, we might as well determine those interventions through democratic debate—and aim them at advancing the best interests of the 99 percent
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He certainly appears to be “an idiot” because his predictions and his ex post analyses are so reliably ridiculous and wrong. (Photo: CBN) Views
Stephen Moore? Really?
Stephen Moore is not an economist or an “analyst.” He is only interested in helping his super-rich benefactors get richer.
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'Like Nominating Dr. Phil to Run CDC': Alarm Bells as Trump Nominates Right-Wing Sycophant Stephen Moore to Federal Reserve
Concerned economic and political commentators decried Moore as "a famous idiot" who "has proved deeply impervious to facts."
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