Posts Tagged ‘Central Bank’

What will stop the Fed?

by Alex Chafuen Central Banks have been tools to destroy rule of law in many countries. “The most secretive organization in America operates without any accountability to the American people. Hiding in the shadows, pretending to be part of the United States government, its power is beyond measure.”...
July 10th, 2013 | Popular Articles, Resources | Read More

What Happens when Uncle Sam’s Sugar Daddy Runs out of Canes?

What Happens when Uncle Sam’s Sugar Daddy Runs out of Canes?
The Wall Street Journal’s Real Time Economics Blog recently reported that, according to new CBO projections, the Federal Reserve will cease its annual “payments” to the US government by 2018. You’re probably wondering two things: 1. Why the heck would the Fed be funding the government—shouldn’t...
February 13th, 2013 | Commentary, Featured, Scholars' Corner | Read More

Turkey’s Gold Policy

Turkey’s Gold Policy
by Adrian Ash AMID the brouhaha over Germany’s gold reserves at the Bundesbank, there’s another central bank using gold actively to bolster its currency and financial stability. The strategy looks the same – sitting on big stockpiles of the stuff. But the aim differs, because gold is much...
January 29th, 2013 | Popular Articles, Resources | Read More

2012 Currency Rankings In Terms of Gold

2012 Currency Rankings In Terms of Gold
by Devin Roundtree Now that 2012 has come and gone, here are the 15 most traded currencies ranked by their performance against the yellow metal. Among the top performers, the New Zealand dollar and Swedish Krona should not come as a big surprise; the central banks of both countries have gained a reputation...
January 2nd, 2013 | Sound Money Blog | Read More

Is a Gold Standard Necessarily Vulnerable to Speculative Attacks?

Is a Gold Standard Necessarily Vulnerable to Speculative Attacks?
   by Lawrence H. White My frequent co-author George Selgin (2012) finds it “more doubtful [today] than ever before that any government-sponsored and administered gold standard will be sufficiently credible to either be spared from or to withstand redemption runs.” He quotes...
December 18th, 2012 | Future of Money, Resources | Read More