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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Fed Full Employment Fallacy

Fed Full Employment Fallacy Food and Energy Inflation is Not Transitory Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Wednesday held his first press conference in history. The press conference took place shortly after the Fed announced its decision to leave the … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Crony Capitalism David Stockman

Crony Capitalism David Stockman Federal Reserve’s path of destruction Commentary: Crony capitalism continues By David Stockman This is part two of a two-part series by David Stockman. Read part one. GREENWICH, Conn. (MarketWatch) — The destructive result of the Federal … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Federal Reserve Press Conferences End the Fed

Federal Reserve Press Conferences End the Fed  Fed on the Ropes? Bernanke to Hold Press Conferences Written by Thomas R. Eddlem The recent decision by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to begin holding press conferences may be one more indication … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Central Banks Federal Reserve Policy

Central Banks Federal Reserve Policy The Fed vs. Other Central Banks By RANDALL W. FORSYTH  Most other banks battle inflation and strengthening currencies, woes largely influenced by the U.S. bank’s policies. The divide between U.S. monetary policy and those of … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog iPad Not Edible

iPad Not Edible Thanks, Ben, for Our Wealth Boost Federal Reserve policies lift stock prices for the rich — and food prices for everybody else by By RANDALL W. FORSYTH   Americans’ wealth has been growing because of the rise in … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Federal Reserve Speculative Boom

Federal Reserve Speculative Boom Could a Fed Rate Hike Boost the U.S. Economy? By Alen Mattich Dennis Lockhart, president of the Atlanta Fed, argued this week that the Federal Reserve shouldn’t rule out further quantitative easing once QE2 winds up in … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Federal Reserve vs Reality

Federal Reserve vs Reality   The Chasm Between Consumers and the Fed by Floyd Norris INFLATION in the United States is low, and seems to be going down if it is moving at all. The Federal Reserve thinks it will … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Gas Prices Inflation

Gas Prices Inflation Bernanke: Don’t blame Federal Reserve for record-high food prices By Mark Trumbull Ben Bernanke says Federal Reserve policy is not responsible for the UN’s Food Price Index now standing at its highest level in 21 years or … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Fed Policy World Food Riots

Fed Policy World Food Riots The Federal Reserve Is Causing Turmoil Abroad Few protesters in the Middle East connect rising food prices to U.S. monetary policy. But central bankers do. By GEORGE MELLOAN In accounts of the political unrest sweeping … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Federal Reserve Glass-Steagell Act Too Big To Fail

Federal Reserve Glass-Steagell Act Too Big To Fail Fed’s Hoenig: US Must End ‘Too Big To Fail’ Guarantee By Bradley Davis NEW YORK (Dow Jones)–The U.S. must end its implicit “too-big-to-fail” guarantee for the biggest financial institutions, or it is … Continue reading

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