Archive for October, 2010

“Why the Fed’s bold move won’t work”

“Why the Fed’s bold move won’t work”
“Critics of the Fed — and even someFed members — point to various unintended consequences QE2, including the possibility of a new asset bubble in financial markets, a return of inflation at painful levels, and even a currency or trade war with U.S. trading partners due to a weakening...
October 29th, 2010 | Popular Articles, State of Money | Read More

“Regulators Must Get Rules of the Road Right”

“Regulators Must Get Rules of the Road Right”
“Americans rely on financial services to help meet their needs: for retirement, education, homeownership and indeed every aspect of their lives…  Will the new rules ensure that the costs of credit remain accessible for businesses and individuals to meet their financing needs? What is the...
October 28th, 2010 | Future of Money, Popular Articles | Read More

“Fear of Currency War Grows as US Dollar’s Value Falls”

“Fear of Currency War Grows as US Dollar’s Value Falls”
“Is this a currency war or what?… In Washington, where a “strong dollar” has been the mantra for years, policymakers are taking steps that could make the already weak dollar weaker still… The dollar’s decline is being driven by what everyone in global markets is expecting —...
October 27th, 2010 | Popular Articles | Read More

“America’s ‘Plan’ to Destabilize China”

“America’s ‘Plan’ to Destabilize China”
“In early October, China’s Premier Wen Jiabao addressed European leaders in Brussels. Ominous talk of currency wars dominated the proceedings. And why not? After all, America — and a growing coalition of forces — has mounted a massive attack on China. And the Americanled coalition’s...
October 27th, 2010 | History of Money, Popular Articles, State of Money | Read More

“Toward a Free-Market Money”

“Toward a Free-Market Money”
“Despite the overwhelming evidence that markets perform best when left alone by the government, it is still virtually taken for granted that one consumer product should be completely controlled by every government in the world. One product, so ubiquitous, that it’s used by almost everyone in...
October 27th, 2010 | Future of Money, Journal Articles | Read More