Monetary policy (page 6)

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    Fight the Myth of Fair Trade

    As Barron’s editorial page editor Thomas Donlan notes in his March 6 editorial: “Fair trade” is never fair, because it always means that the deadening thumb of government has to adjust the scales of commerce in favor of domestic businesses that can’t succeed any other way.
    Kory Swanson, March 16, 2017
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    Trump and the Fed

    Vito Racanelli of Barron’s ponders the Federal Reserve‘s future in the age of Trump. One coming change few are pondering is the turnover at the Fed now that Donald Trump has the power to appoint Fed officials. By about mid-2018, there could be as…
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina’s maze of alcohol-related rules and regulations blocks innovation from entrepreneurs in an expanding industry. Jon Guze attempts to navigate the maze, and offer ideas for reform, during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Katherine Restrepo explains how Union County saved nearly $1.3 million by adopting…
    Mitch Kokai, December 9, 2016
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    Forbes calls for new Fed head

    Steve Forbes‘ latest contribution to Forbes magazine focuses on the need for new leadership at the Federal Reserve. DONALD TRUMP TOOK several shots at the Federal Reserve during his election campaign. Let’s hope he effects a real overhaul of this increasingly destructive agency. Fed…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2016
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    Barron’s writer worries about a different kind of ‘scary clown’

    Randall Forsyth of Barron’s documents the dangers posed by “scary clowns,” but not the ones that have been creeping up in recent news reports. It’s a plague that besets our nation, threatening our peace, the safety of our children, indeed our well-being. I speak,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 10, 2016
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    Forbes foresees ‘reckoning’ for central banks

    Steve Forbes‘ contribution to the latest issue of Forbes magazine focuses on the role central banks have played in hurting economic growth. THE BIGGEST, most immediate obstacle to a vigorous recovery for the U.S. and global economies is the disastrous monetary policies of the…
    Mitch Kokai, September 30, 2016
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    Forbes touts a book that counters Keynesianism

    Steve Forbes reviews for the latest issue of Forbes magazine a book that challenges key misguided assumptions of Keynesian thought. JOHN TAMNY’S LATEST effort, Who Needs the Fed? (Encounter Books, $25.99), with its seemingly simple but profound insights, will fundamentally reshape how monetary…
    Mitch Kokai, July 18, 2016
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    A central banker’s take on banking woes

    Michael Lewis details for Bloomberg Businessweek readers the latest observations from former Bank of England Governor Mervyn King. King’s starting point is that the 2008 crisis wasn’t an anomaly but the natural consequence of bad incentives that are still baked into money and banking…
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2016