Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuesday News: In the NY Times Jared Bernstein calls for dethroning ‘King Dollar’; In Forbes.com, Ralph Benko asks Janet Yellen to mend the Fed

Politics and Government

In the Washington Post, Hunter Schwarz writes if Britain were a U.S. state, it would be the second poorest.

From Forbes.com, Ralph Benko details how the Delaney Act will bring a trillion dollars, and policy sanity, back to America.

In The Star Ledger, Matt Friedman writes Jeff Bell, running for Senate in NJ, "does not appear to be running a campaign, but using his campaign to flog his pet issue."

At Town Hall, Dan Mitchell weighs in on the lower tax rates v.s. targeted tax credits fight.

Monetary Reform

In the NYT, Jared Bernstein calls for dethroning ‘King Dollar.’

From Forbes.com, Ralph Benko asks Janet Yellen to mend the Fed

At Cato, Steve Hanke covers Europe’s poor economic performance this summer.  

From Forbes.com, Norbert Michel asks if the Federal Reserve is running on empty.

At Project Syndicate, Brad DeLong calls our economic state "The Lesser Depression"

At Uneasy Money, David Glasner wonders if Milton Friedman could tell the difference between real and pseudo gold standards.

The Big Squeeze



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thursday Update: Brian Domitrovic warns the GOP could "reform" its way to Keynesianism; Ralph Benko profiles Senator Rand Paul.

Politics and Government

At Forbes.com, Brian Domitrovic warns the GOP could "reform" its way to Keynesianism.

At Forbes.com, Ralph Benko profiles Senator Rand Paul.

John Tamny, of Forbes.com, offers a brilliant defense of "asymmetrical information" (aka insider trading)

Monetary Reform

From the Menger Center, Paul-Martin Foss writes the St. Louis Fed goes to bat against the gold standard, strikes out.

Hussman Funds details the growing gap between Wall Street and Main Street as a result of the Federal Reserve’s policies.

At The Weekly Standard, Michael Warren covers the recent Rasmussen Poll showing American’s are worried about inflation, don’t trust the Fed to fix it.

In TGSN, Ralph Benko presents his interview with Jerry Bowyer, Part 1

In The WSJ, George Mellon reports on how the Fed may raise rates.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Weekend Wrap Up: Stephen Moore writes a sluggish economy doesn’t have to be the new norm.

Politics and Government

In the OC Register, Stephen Moore writes a sluggish economy doesn’t have to be the new norm. 

At National Review, Larry Kudlow covers the Obama bank shakedown. 

Monetary Reform

At the Carl Menger Center, Paul-Martin Foss gives a flashback on the anniversary of President Nixon closing the gold window. 

The Economist believes we are seeing a less dovish Yellen, and a more dovish ECB. 

Reuters reports pressure is building within the Fed to signal a new policy course. 

Middle Class Squeeze

A surge in nut prices has left Nutella-lovers shelling out. 


World

UK inflation surges, say goodbye to your pay raise.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Highlights: Lewis Lehrman explains how floating exchange rates have caused a race to the bottom.

Politics and Government

From Forbes.com, Steve Forbes advises Vladamir Putin to read Adam Smith.

In The Weekly Standard, Andrew Ferguson details Jeff Bell’s unorthodox Senate campaign.

At Forbes.com, Ralph Benko writes Pat Buchanan ignored the underlying reason why Nixon was forced to resign.

Monetary Reform

From the Daily Reckoning, Lewis Lehrman explains how floating exchange rates have caused a race to the bottom.

At Forbes.com, Keith Weiner states Oklahoma is moving towards the gold standard, will recognize gold and silver as money.

From Heritage, Norbert Michel covers the Fed’s failure as a lender of last resort

In The Washington Post, Puneet Kollipara believes the Fed may raise rates sooner than expected.

From Heritage, Diane Katz says the CFPB is wielding new power over bitcoin.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Weekend Wrap Up: From Heritage, Norbert Michel and Stephen Moore discuss quantitative easing, the Fed’s balance sheet, and central bank insolvency.

Politics and Government

At CNBC, Larry Kudlow and Stephen Moore write the President should stop making excuses for slow economic growth.

From Forbes.com, John Tamny debunks common arguments from the austrian school of economics.

At Forbes.com, Brian Domitrovic writes on the border, the GOP is outraged at the wrong thing.

Monetary Reform
From Heritage, Norbert Michel and Stephen Moore discuss quantitative easing, the Fed’s balance sheet, and central bank insolvency.

At CNBC, Alex Rosenberg believes the ‘secular stagnation’ theory is starting to scare the Fed.

In the NYT, James Stewart covers Fed tapering, concern that ‘there is no real precedent for ending anything of this magnitude.’

From MarketWatch, Rex Nutting details the $10.8 trillion failure of the Fed.

At TGSN, Ralph Benko presents part two of his interview with Dr. Norbert Michel.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wednesday Update: Nathan Lewis says gold-based money is simple, yet many experts are confused

Politics and Government

At Forbes.com, Ralph Benko, pointing out that the Religious Right and Queer Theorists are united by their opposition to same sex marriage, writes that GOP candidates are whiffing when they fail to tie conservative social values as the proven best recipe for the pursuit of happiness.

The NY Sun writes Jeff Bell is running against Janet Yellen in the Senate race to watch.

From Business Insider, Linette Lopez writes Elizabeth Warren quietly racked up a win on bank living wills.  


Monetary Reform

From Forbes.com, Nathan Lewis says gold-based money is simple, yet many experts are confused.

At Forbes.com, Mark Hendrickson writes Steve Forbes annihilates myths about money with his new book ‘Money.’

At The Hill, Desmond Lachman predicts what will happen in Europe after the Fed stops printing.

The Birch Gold Group interviews Steve Forbes on the Federal Reserve, the dollar, and gold.

From Heritage, Norbert Michel details the pseudo science of inflation.

Marketplace.org explains why, for many, the price of homes is too damn high.

At Reason, Nick Gillespie presents George Gilder on bitcoin as "the perfect libertarian solution to the money enigma." 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday Update: Steve Forbes comments on the worst recovery in American history; The NY Post covers Jeff Bell’s surging Senate race against Cory Booker

Politics and Government

The NY Post covers Jeff Bell’s surging Senate race against Cory Booker.

Monetary Reform

At Yahoo News, Steve Forbes comments on the worst recovery in American history.

From Forbes.com, Ralph Benko shows the signs that the Fed’s era of secrecy is coming to an end.

At TGSN, Ralph Benko interviews Dr. Norbert Michel on the Heritage Foundation’s embrace of monetary reform as a priority issue.

In the WSJ, Michael Derby reports the FOMC is moving toward a hawkish stance.

At MarketWatch, Greg Robb shows the Fed’s timetable for an interest rate hike. 

The Middle Class Squeeze

At Chron, Scott Burns believes inflation is mounting a comeback with the rising costs for rent.