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.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Weekend Wrap Up: Brian Domitrovic explains how the weak dollar has led to the dislocation of workers, poor economic growth; Larry Kudlow asks where is the GOP’s pro-growth plan

Politics and Government

From Forbes.com, John Tamny encourages President Obama to play more golf, spend less time attacking business.

At National Review, Larry Kudlow asks where is the GOP’s pro-growth plan?

Monetary Reform


From Forbes.com, Brian Domitrovic explains how the weak dollar has led to the dislocation of workers, poor economic growth.

At Yahoo News, Michael Flaherty reports the House Financial Services Committee approved a bill to force the Fed to follow a rule.

Reuters reports the Fed has been forced to acknowledge rising inflation.

Fed’s Fisher, Plosser push for an earlier interest rate hike. 

The WSJ writes near-zero interest rates haven’t led to economic growth.

At Vox, Danielle Kurtzleben says Janet Yellen doesn’t want you to get too big of a raise, the Fed is willing to let workers take a hit on inflation.

From Forbes.com, William Baldwin covers the government’s assault on retirees.

Middle Class Squeeze


Bacon prices have hit another all-time high. 

Spending

At National Review, Stephen Moore writes our growing balance sheet is leading us down the same path as Argentina.

From International Liberty, Dan Mitchell discusses some of the horror stories of government run healthcare.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Friday Highlights: Peter Ferrara shows why the gold standard is the foundation for restoring growth; James Dorn praises the Centennial Monetary Commission, calls for radical reform of monetary policy

Politics and Government

From Forbes.com, Jerry Bowyer details how a theological error led to financial stagnation.

The Washington Free Beacon reports the New Jersey Senate race is tightening, says Jeff Bell is within striking distance of Cory Booker.  

Monetary Reform

At Forbes.com, Amity Shlaes writes if Republicans win in November, they need to take on the Fed.

From Forbes.com, Peter Ferrara shows why the gold standard is the foundation for restoring booming economic growth.

At Forbes.com, James Dorn praises the Centennial Monetary Commission, calls for radical reform of monetary policy.

To move from the present pure discretionary government fiat money system to a rules-based regime, Congress must accept its constitutional responsibility for sound money, not delegate the authority to an “independent” Fed. The place to start is to pass Rep. Kevin Brady’s legislation for establishing a bipartisan Centennial Monetary Commission to examine the Fed’s 100-year performance and to explore alternative monetary rules for a stable-valued money.

From NewsMax, Steve Forbes gives the economic benefits of a stable gold-backed dollar.



In the WSJ, Ruchir Sharma makes the case that liberals love the one percent.

In the Washington Examiner, Joseph Lawler reports the Federal Reserve cut another $10 billion, but they are still promising more stimulus.

In the WSJ, Justin Lahart writes the Federal Reserve is cracking.

From The Federalist, Willis Krumholz says conservatives need to have it out over the Fed.

In The New Yorker, Nicholas Lemann explains how Janet Yellen is redefining the Federal Reserve.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wednesday News: Ralph Benko sees an opportunity for President Obama to achieve universal health coverage libertarian style; Adrian Ash pays tribute to the gold standard 100 years after its death.

Politics and Government

At Forbes.com, Ralph Benko sees an opportunity for President Obama to achieve universal health coverage libertarian style.

From Forbes.com, George Leef proposes a plan to let college students escape debt via bankruptcy, if the institutions of higher learning assume their loan payments.  

Monetary Reform

From Gold News, Adrian Ash pays tribute to the gold standard 100 years after its death.

At Forbes.com, Norbert Michel says the Fed is not an investment manager.

The Dallas Fed presents a PowerPoint presentation on the history of the gold standard.

From the Carl Menger Center, Paul-Martin Foss covers Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher’s recent statements on monetary policy.

At Bloomberg View, Mark Gilbert discusses how virtual currencies are moving closer to gold.

At Business Insider, Myles Udland reports the taper continues.

MarketWatch believes the Fed will react cautiously to Q2 data.

Tax

The Wall Street Journal details why liberals hate Kansas.

At ATR, Peter Fricke explains why the U.S. tax code has caused businesses to flee overseas.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Weekend Wrap Up: WSJ's George Melloan gives a rave review to Steve Forbes Money advocating the gold standard; John Tamny explores the correlation between a soggy dollar and the rise of fracking

Politics and Government

At Forbes.com, Travis Brown shows how Pence’s playbook netted over 100,000 jobs in Indiana.

From International Liberty, Dan Mitchell writes Krugman’s “gotcha” moment leaves something to be desired.

Larry Kudlow asks what would happen if Obama defended American businesses for once.

Monetary Reform


WSJ's George Melloan gives a rave review to Steve Forbes Money advocating the gold standard.

At Forbes.com, John Tamny explores the correlation between a soggy dollar and the rise of fracking.

In the Washington Times, Peter Morici details Yellen’s denial of rising inflation.

Middle Class Squeeze

Due to labor shortage and railway limitations the shipping industry is expected to raise prices in the near future.

Regulatory Reform


From Forbes.com, Frank Sorrentino says after four years of Dodd-Frank, bank regulation is still a guessing game.