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Monetary Policy

  1. jerome powell
    Fed to Biden: The Money Printer’s Still Got Plenty of InkJerome Powell applauded Congress’s new stimulus package Wednesday, while encouraging it to take further action on “the investment front.”
  2. the national interest
    Full Employment Is (Maybe) Possible AgainThe fiscal and monetary constraints that have shackled every Democratic president for more than half a century have broken.
  3. coronavirus stimulus
    The Fed Gives Democrats the Green Light on Large StimulusThe central bank is worried about Congress stimulating the economy too little, not too much.
  4. federal reserve
    In Historic Move, Fed Will No Longer Kill Jobs to Fight Phantom InflationFor decades, the central bank has deliberately slowed growth whenever unemployment got “too low.” Jerome Powell says that era is over.
  5. the economy
    We’re Paying for Coronavirus Stimulus by Printing Money. And That’s Fine!Congress should learn to stop worrying and love monetizing the debt.
  6. alexandria ocasio-cortez
    AOC Is Making Monetary Policy Cool (and Political) AgainOn Wednesday, Ocasio-Cortez got Fed chair Jerome Powell to admit that the central bank has been far too complacent about unemployment.
  7. the economy
    America’s Top Economists Needlessly Undermined Growth, Study ConfirmsA new analysis confirms that for years, central bankers and top economists underestimated America’s true unemployment rate.
  8. socialism
    Bernie Sanders Is Right — We’re All ‘Socialists’ NowThe government will always intervene in markets. The real debate is about whose interests it should serve when it does so.
  9. vision 2020
    The Fed Has Good News for Our Economy — and Trump’s CampaignThe central bank has decided to stop sacrificing economic growth to fears of phantom inflation. That could spur wage growth — and Trump’s reelection.
  10. federal reserve
    Trump Won’t Acknowledge the Independence of the FedThe president keeps complaining about the interest rate hikes the Fed is undertaking, and now he’s acting like he may not tolerate them for long.
  11. Tom Cotton Doesn’t Oppose Mass Immigration for Economic ReasonsThe senator says we need to cut immigration to tighten labor markets — but he opposes all other policies that would tighten labor markets.
  12. Federal Reserve Raises Rates, Gives Sunny Economic Forecast for 2018The central bank expects growth to be higher, and unemployment lower, next year than it is already.
  13. Trump Just Handed the Keys to Our Economy to a Sensible Centrist — ProbablyMeet Jerome Powell, the new Federal Reserve chair. His economic views are largely unknown.
  14. Fed Chair Warns Trump Not to Roll Back Wall Street RegulationsJanet Yellen offered a vigorous defense of financial reform on Friday — and may have jeopardized her future at the central bank in the process.
  15. Janet Yellen: We May Need a New Economic Paradigm to Recover From the CrisisThe fed chair suggests a “high-pressure” policy may be required to restore growth. That’s good news for progressives.
  16. Ted Cruz and John Kasich Want Higher Interest Rates. Does Donald Trump?On that least-discussed of critical economic issues, monetary policy, Trump makes news with some mixed signals. His surviving fellow GOP presidential candidates are clearer: Bring on higher interest rates!
  17. Central Banks Go NegativeThere’s a crazy monetary-policy experiment happening in Europe and Asia, and it might not be going well.
  18. Enjoy Your Cheap European Vacation, Courtesy of Ben Bernanke and Janet YellenThe dollar has soared compared to the euro, making it the cheapest it’s been in a decade to visit the Continent.