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Federal Reserve

  1. 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.
  2. the top line
    Why the Fed Was the Part of Government Most Ready for This CrisisLessons the institution learned from 2008 have served it well amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  3. federal reserve
    The Coronavirus Crisis Reveals How Undemocratic America Has BecomeWe are outsourcing some of the most consequential policy decisions any republic can make to unelected bureaucrats.
  4. senate
    Senate Decides Now Would Be a Good Time for a Monthlong VacationAmerica is on its way to being the epicenter of a global pandemic and depression. But our leaders could use some rest and relaxation.
  5. the top line
    Here’s What the Fed Is Doing, Isn’t Doing, and Can’t Do to Address CoronavirusThe Fed is good at many things. But its natural limitations highlight how important it is for Congress to act, and to do so soon.
  6. the top line
    Nobody Knows How Hard COVID-19 Will Hit the Economy — or Even Their Own CompanyWe are flying completely blind here.
  7. the top line
    The Federal Reserve Cut Rates to Zero, But Markets Aren’t That ImpressedThere are problems Jerome Powell and the Federal Reserve can solve – and problems they cannot solve.
  8. the top line
    Wage Growth Is Unequal in This Economy — But Not in the Way We’ve Come to ExpectWorkers at the bottom end of the scale have been doing best for a change. What’s driving it?
  9. the top line
    3 Big Economic Trends of the 2010sSlow, steady, and perhaps more sustainable growth defined the decade.
  10. the top line
    The House Impeached Trump, and the Stock Market Did Not Crash. Sad!Despite Trump repeatedly warning that impeaching him would lead to a stock-market tumble.
  11. federal reserve
    Decoding the Fed’s Interest Rate CutIntelligencer staffers discuss the Federal Reserve’s latest maneuver — and President Trump’s criticism of it.
  12. the top line
    Is There a Recession Coming? Ask Again LaterIn the latest economic data, there’s fodder for the optimists and the pessimists alike.
  13. the top line
    The Federal Reserve Should Not Be Part of the #ResistanceFormer New York Federal Reserve Bank president Bill Dudley is making a very unwise argument about Trump and the Fed.
  14. the top line
    China’s Yuan Devaluation Poses a Major Reelection Risk to Donald TrumpThe sharp decline in stocks underlines how this escalation in trade tensions could have some serious economic consequences.
  15. the top line
    Trump Can Trade-War His Way to Interest-Rate Cuts — Even Though It’s StupidIt’s simple: When the president does things that hurt the economy, that gives Jerome Powell & Co. more room to cut rates.
  16. 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.
  17. the top line
    There’s No Need for the Senate to Confirm Anyone to the Federal ReserveThe best tool Congress has to protect the Fed from Trump is the one they have been using: Their authority to refuse to confirm his nominees.
  18. federal reserve
    Trump’s Fed Nominee Pledges to Serve As a Partisan HackJudy Shelton used to be an inflation hawk. Now she says loose money is actually good, so long as the sitting president has cut taxes and regulations.
  19. the top line
    Here’s Who Trump Should Have Made Fed ChairmanNeel Kashkari, like Trump, thinks the Fed should cut interest rates. The problem is that those beliefs stem from principle, not politics.
  20. the economy
    Fed Chair Powell Says He’s Not Going Anywhere, But the Fed’s Moving Toward TrumpU.S. Fed chairman Jerome Powell says he intends to serve his term, but the Fed appears to be ready to cut interest rates.
  21. the top line
    Today, Bad News Is Good News for StocksThe jobs numbers were dismal — but the market seems optimistic that Trump might get that rate cut he’s been asking for.
  22. the top line
    Trump Can Only Move Interest Rates by Hurting the EconomyIf he pushes stock prices down enough by starting trade wars, he knows he might get the Fed to act.
  23. stephen moore
    Stephen Moore: Dems Rejected Fed Nomination Because They’re ‘Stupid and Evil’Moore seems to forget the real basis for his canceled Fed nomination: Senate Republicans made it clear he didn’t pass muster.
  24. the national interest
    Unqualified Misogynist Kook Stephen Moore Gives Up Federal Reserve BidMoore plans to spend more time with the family he allegedly abandoned, humiliated, and impoverished.
  25. the top line
    Donald Trump Has Failed to Take Control of the Federal ReserveNot that he hasn’t tried. But Stephen Moore’s withdrawal just highlights the Fed’s ongoing independence.
  26. federal reserve
    Watch Fed Nominee Stephen Moore Try to Defend Racist Joke About ObamaMoore said “there should be a statute of limitations on saying stupid things.” It would have to be really short to benefit him.
  27. federal reserve
    Senate Republicans Are Starting to Want Less of Stephen MooreTrump’s likely pick for the Federal Reserve is coming under increased scrutiny for his controversial columns.
  28. federal reserve
    Trump Fed Pick: ‘No Women’ in Men’s Sports Unless They’re HotStephen Moore claims misogynistic comments in his columns were “a spoof.”
  29. federal reserve
    Trump Finally Pulls Plug on Cain for FedCain pushed back against Senate hostility to his Fed ambitions, but his baggage proved to be all too much.
  30. the top line
    Good News: A Recession Looks Less Likely NowAfter some scary data in recent months, the economy seems to be humming along nicely again.
  31. 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.
  32. federal reserve
    Watch Fed Nominee Stephen Moore Get Surprised by Own Support of Gold StandardIn an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett, Moore is quite confident he’s never supported the ill-advised policy. Then the tape plays.
  33. the national interest
    Trump Federal Reserve Nominee Admitted ‘I’m Not an Expert on Monetary Policy’That’s actually a pretty important job qualification to be a central banker.
  34. the national interest
    Trump Wants Herman Cain on the Fed Because He’s an Unqualified HackThe peculiar logic of putting crazy people in charge of economic policy.
  35. the top line
    Why Doesn’t Trump Know Anyone Who Agrees With Him About the Federal Reserve?If Trump wants to put his mark on the Fed, there are much better options than Herman Cain.
  36. bad ideas
    Trump Is Eyeing Herman Cain for the Federal Reserve BoardAppointing a pizza magnate with a history of sexual harassment to the central bank might sound crazy at first. But upon reflection, it’s totally nuts.
  37. climate change
    Bipartisan Group of Economists Endorses (Surprisingly Robust) Carbon TaxSome of the GOP’s top economists just called on the government to (gradually) euthanize the fossil fuel industry and establish a tiny UBI.
  38. the national interest
    Trump Fears Greatest Economy in History Is on Brink of CollapseIf the economy was as strong as Trump says, it could easily withstand some small interest rate hikes.
  39. millennials
    Millennials Aren’t Post-Consumerist, They’re Just Poor, Fed FindsGen Y longs for suburban homes and cars, not bohemian “experiences.” That’s bad news for the climate.
  40. the economy
    Here’s How Trump Can Make Peace With Higher Interest RatesIt involves some bragging — but no lying.
  41. the economy
    Trump Should Blame Himself for the Federal Reserve Policies He Thinks Are ‘Loco’Since he is mad again about the Fed raising rates, it’s time to review the things he’s done to cause the Fed to do so.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. Reports: Trump Likely to Tap Jerome Powell As Next Federal Reserve ChairIt would be an unusual, but not radical, pick.
  45. 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.
  46. magic
    Janet Yellen Is a Wizard Who Knows the FutureThe 2009 Federal Reserve transcripts show that Janet Yellen was right about many things — and that economists will laugh at anything. 
  47. firsts
    Janet Yellen Has Been Breaking Glass Ceilings Her Whole CareerA new Washington Post profile describes the female-unfriendly world of economics in the seventies and eighties.
  48. money matters
    Senate Confirms Janet Yellen As Fed ChairMany senators couldn’t make it due to polar vortex.
  49. blog-stained wretches
    Pathetic Fed Chair Nominee Janet Yellen Wears Her Outfits More Than Once A gossip blogger finds this noteworthy, for some reason. 
  50. the national interest
    George Will Very Confused by Monetary PolicySo are most people! But most people don’t write columns about it anyway.
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