Week in Review: Mar. 20 to Mar. 26

In case you missed any of this week's articles, here is a round-up of some of the most read pieces written by the Economic Collapse News staff: Will Donald Trump ‘drain the swamp’ with blockchain? Hooray! Snap Inc (SNAP) finally receives first … [Read more...]

A sign of a coming bust? Money supply growth dips to 17-month low in February

By: Ryan McMaken The supply of US dollars has slowed during early 2017 with February's year-over-year percentage increase hitting a 17-month low of 7.7 percent. Monthly year-over-year growth rates in the money supply have been falling each … [Read more...]

Janet Yellen: ‘Growing up poor makes it harder to succeed as an adult’

If you grew up poor then you'll have a hard time in adulthood, says Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. It is time to start a new government program! Yellen delivered a speech on Wednesday to the 10th Biennial Federal Reserve System Community … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Mar. 13 to Mar. 19

In case you missed any of this week's articles, here is a round-up of some of the most read pieces written by the Economic Collapse News staff: 7 foreign policy tips to make Donald Trump the best POTUS in modern history Global debt nears $200 … [Read more...]

Federal Reserve gives Donald Trump first rate hike

You did it. You did it. You did it. The Federal Reserve will raise interest rates for the second time in three months. Fed Chair Janet Yellen announced on Wednesday that the United States central bank will raise its target rate by 25 basis … [Read more...]

Fed rate hike to cost Americans $1.6 billion in extra credit card finance charges

With the Federal Reserve raising interest rates by another 25 basis points, United States consumers can expect to pay hundreds of millions of dollars more in additional credit card interest this year, says a new report. According to new analysis … [Read more...]

3 charts to look at as Federal Reserve concludes two-day policy meeting

The two-day policy meeting by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) comes to an end on Wednesday. It is widely expected that Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will announce that the U.S. central bank will raise interest rates for the third time … [Read more...]

How the Federal Reserve Operates — And Why It’s a Problem

By: Frank Shostak We are often asked about the mechanisms by which the US Federal Reserve Board (the Fed) influences the level of US interest rates and whether these mechanisms also influence the level of the US money supply. It has long been … [Read more...]

How the Federal Reserve enables the money-creation process

By: Frank Shostak According to traditional economics textbooks, the current monetary system amplifies the initial monetary injections of money. The popular story goes as follows: if the central bank injects $1 billion into the economy and banks … [Read more...]

Ron Paul defends gold, champions WikiLeaks, warns of Trump’s Syria surge

What a busy week Ron Paul had last week! The former Texas Republican Congressman and three-time presidential candidate spent last week defending gold, championing WikiLeaks and warning of United States Donald Trump's surge in Syria. Arizona's … [Read more...]