monetary policy

With Heroes Like This, Who Needs Villains?

According to Owen Ullmann in an op-ed published by USA Today, there are some unsung “heroes” in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic – the brave and courageous bankers at the Federal Reserve. I think Ulmann misspelled “villains.” Ulmann writes that the Fed “has taken extraordinary steps to prevent the global economy from crashing into …

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The Central Bank Playbook Is Played Out

The Federal Reserve launched QE infinity this week. The Fed has committed to buy an “unlimited” amount of US Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities. But that’s not all. The central bank also announced it will buy some corporate bonds for the first time ever. In effect, this is money-printing on a massive scale. And of course, …

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