Ron Paul: GOP Tax Plan Increases the Most Insidious Tax

By: Ron Paul Last Thursday, congressional Republicans unveiled their tax reform legislation. On the same day, President Trump nominated current Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell to succeed Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chair. While … [Read more...]

OUCH: David Stockman slams Trump over Jerome Powell Fed nomination

Ouch. That is how you can describe former Reagan budget director David Stockman's recent remarks about President Donald Trump's new nominee for Chair of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell. Speaking in an interview with the Fox Business Network … [Read more...]

Week in Review: October 30 to November 5

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: Shopping malls tapping taxpayers to survive in retail landscape WATCH: Sad aftermath of a Sears Canada … [Read more...]

6 random things for Friday (Jerome Powell, ‘leveling the playing field’, slavery)

News Story of the Day: President Donald Trump has selected "Yellen Republican" Jerome Powell to lead the Federal Reserve once Janet Yellen's current term expires. The Fed Governor was the favorite to succeed Yellen, but many libertarians are … [Read more...]

Week in Review: October 23 to October 29

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: Jimmy Carter: Obama reneged on promises, media harder on Trump, U.S. is fading Saudi billionaire prince … [Read more...]

The Latest Innovation in Inflation Targeting

By: John Chapman In 2016, I wrote a piece at mises.org highly critical of inflation targeting. At that time the idea of a 2% inflation target was fast becoming mainstream. Since then it has become a routine yardstick for assessing economic … [Read more...]

Donald Trump says Janet Yellen ‘is very impressive’, likes her a lot

President Donald Trump's nomination for the next Federal Reserve Chair has come down to two or three people. Although the market seems to think it's former Fed Governor Kevin Warsh or current Fed Governor Jerome Powell, the president may have dropped … [Read more...]

REPORT: Donald Trump may renominate Janet Yellen to Federal Reserve

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen may have found an unlikely ally in President Donald Trump on Tuesday. Bloomberg is reporting that sources close to the situation say Yellen's meeting with President Trump went smoothly and ostensibly impressed … [Read more...]

Ron Paul: Donald Trump’s Federal Reserve picks are more of the same

By: Ron Paul This week President Trump revealed his final five candidates for Federal Reserve chair. Disappointingly, but not surprisingly, all five have strong ties to the financial and political establishment. The leading candidates are former … [Read more...]

WSJ endorses Kevin Warsh, John Taylor for Federal Reserve chairmanship

The market is betting that Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell is the heavy favorite to succeed Janet Yellen at the United States central bank. But one national newspaper is endorsing former Fed Governor Kevin Warsh and Stanford economist John … [Read more...]