Monetary policy (page 7)

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    Another provocative tome from George Gilder

    Forbes publisher Rich Karlgaard offers praise for the latest book from George Gilder, The Scandal of Money. Gilder’s book ponders the brave new world of Bitcoins and other encrypted digital currencies. Gilder’s crucial point is that the U.S. made a…
    Mitch Kokai, April 29, 2016
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    Trouble lurking for Chinese economy

    Those who laud the Chinese communists’ heavy-handed control of that nation’s economy will find little to like in Randall Forsyth‘s latest report for Barron’s. CHINA IS ANOTHER MARKET that has rebounded with the help of the authorities. But, according to Anne Stevenson-Yang, it amounts…
    Mitch Kokai, March 28, 2016
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    Fed watchers on guard

    Joseph Lawler reports for the Washington Examiner on reaction to this week’s meeting of top Federal Reserve officials. When Janet Yellen and her Federal Reserve colleagues announce their monetary policy decision this week, investors will be looking closely for one phrase: “Nearly balanced.”…
    Mitch Kokai, March 16, 2016
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    Forbes dissects the war on cash

    Steve Forbes devotes a Forbes magazine column to the attack on large-denomination paper money. GAINING ATTENTION these days is the idea of abolishing high denominations of the dollar and the euro. This concept graphically displays the astonishing stupidity–and intellectual bankruptcy–of today’s liberal economic policymakers…
    Mitch Kokai, March 11, 2016
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    Forbes focuses on Fed’s foibles

    Steve Forbes‘ latest contribution to Forbes magazine includes another critique of the Federal Reserve. TO SEE WHY the outlook for the global economy gets gloomier, just look at what John C. Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, said at a…
    Mitch Kokai, February 19, 2016
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin’s concerns about the negative impacts of Obamacare. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal focuses on a new tool that could help North Carolina rein in growth of the state’s regulatory burden. An interview…
    Mitch Kokai, February 5, 2016
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    A gloomy assessment of 2016 investment prospects

    David Malpass offers Forbes readers little reason for optimism about their investments in the year ahead. WHAT A PICKLE. Even if the January equity slump resolves itself, investors face another tough year. The Federal Reserve and other financial regulators have been aggressively deflationary, driving…
    Mitch Kokai, January 29, 2016
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    Barron’s editorial page editor takes the Fed to task

    Thomas Donlan‘s latest Barron’s editorial commentary challenges a central notion of central banking. A leading business daily summed up the mood of investors after the wild market action last Wednesday: “Global stocks plunged, driven by heightened concerns about growth and fading confidence in the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2016