Sunday, September 21, 2014

Weekend Wrap Up: House passes Audit the Fed with a solid bipartisan majority; John Tamny warns that Stanley Fischer’s hubris sets the stage for the next Fed-created crisis.

Monetary Reform

The House of Representatives passes Audit the Fed with a solid bipartisan majority.

From Forbes.com, John Tamny warns that Stanley Fischer’s hubris sets the stage for the next Fed-created crisis.

In The Washington Post, Charles Lane writes the Fed’s policies may have fed income inequality.

A NY Times piece shows (without making the connection) wage stagnation followed the end of the Fed's Great Moderation.

At Town Hall, Larry Kudlow and Stephen Moore look to restore King Dollar.

From National Interest, Robert Merry says the Fed is creating the next great recession.

In The WSJ, Michael Derby and Jon Hilsenrath write the Fed’s rate-hike tool is stirring concerns.


Cosmic

The Death Defying Peter Thiel Rides Again

The Big Squeeze


Rising hotel prices diminish the lure of fall travel.

Rising Zinc prices are hiking the cost of new coins.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Highlights: John Tamny lists three things the gold standard won’t do; Ralph Benko amplifies a report at Quartz that it is the Fed, not the GOP, behind wage stagnation

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Politics and Government

At Forbes.com, Rick Ungar details why the Obama economy v.s. the Reagan economy is literally no contest.

Monetary Reform

From Forbes.com, John Tamny lists three things the gold standard won’t do.

Ralph Benko at Forbes.com amplifies a report at Quartz that it is the Fed, not the GOP, behind wage stagnation.

Caffeinated Thoughts says Steve Lonegan and Steve Forbes have launched the money revolt.

In the New Yorker, Vauhini Vara discusses the Federal Reserve’s ‘considerable’ dilemma.

At TGSN, Ralph Benko presents part 1 of his interview with Steve Lonegan on the gold standard.

The Middle Class Squeeze

OPEC to raise prices by the end of the year.

Clover Inc. decides to increase prices in response to shrinking profits. Rising costs of dairy and packaging as well as a dip in demand are thought to be the cause for the price spike.

World

Wendell Brock covers Switzerland’s golden opportunity. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Weekend Wrap Up: Ralph Benko at Forbes.com writes Steve Forbes and Steve Lonegan are out to Fix The Dollar; Steve Lonegan says there is no free market as long as the Fed is destroying our money.

Politics and Government

From Politico, Howard Shatz writes to defeat ISIS, follow the money.

At Forbes.com, Stephen Moore says the fast food protests are a great plan to destroy teen jobs.

Monetary Reform

Ralph Benko at Forbes.com writes Steve Forbes and Steve Lonegan are out to Fix The Dollar.

From MarketWatch, Steve Lonegan says there is no free market as long as the Fed is destroying our money.

Dr. Larry Parks interviews FixTheDollar's Steve Lonegan about the importance of high integrity money on his TV talk show.  

The NY Sun endorses William McKinley over William Jennings Bryan.

At Fortune, Chris Matthews shows America’s great growth slowdown.

In the Fiscal Times, Jason Russell reviews Steve Forbes new book “Money.”

In the WSJ, David Malpass believes the Fed is looking like a sovereign wealth fund.

From MarketWatch, Greg Robb covers the only two words that will matter at the Fed next week.

The Big Squeeze

Bloomberg warns rising milk costs signal higher prices for pizza.

World

At National Interest, Christopher Whalen analyzes whether Japan’s economy is heading towards collapse.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Weekend Wrap Up: The Ridgewood Blog notes that Steve Forbes and Steve Lonegan have teamed up to mend the Fed and restore a classical gold standard; American Principles In Action launches “Fix the Dollar Dot Com”

Politics and Government

Peter Roff, in the Washington Times, decries a new $50B Chinese patent fund as a mercantilist front.

In the WSJ, Jon Hilsenrath reports the fed’s growth forecasts are unattainable under current Fed policy.

Monetary Reform

The Ridgewood Blog notes that Steve Forbes and Steve Lonegan have teamed up to mend the Fed and restore a classical gold standard.

American Principles in Action launches Fix the Dollar Dot Com

From National Review, Stephen Moore and Norbert Michel write the Fed can’t fix the economy.

In Forbes.com, John Tamny reflects on what Mises has to teach us about ISIS.

From the Menger Center, Paul-Martin Foss rebuts the St. Louis Fed’s message that Americans are hoarders.

CNBC believes the jobs bombshell has raised questions of new weakness in the economy.

The WSJ writes a slowdown in hiring has lowered the growth outlook.

In the WSJ, Professor John Taylor explains why returning to a rules-based monetary policy is the ‘nice’ thing to do.

The Big Squeeze


Households see electricity prices rising at record levels

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.