The Latest Innovation in Inflation Targeting

By: John Chapman In 2016, I wrote a piece at 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...]

Paul Krugman and the Case of the ‘Heroic’ Federal Reserve

By: William L. Anderson Once an avid reader of Paul Krugman’s New York Times twice-weekly columns, I admit to rarely even glancing at his work now, since I know that anything he writes is going to have the theme of “Trump evil, Democrats good” … [Read more...]

Week in Review: October 9 to October 15

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: Ron Paul: Will Trump’s Tax Reform Increase or Limit Liberty? WATCH: Project Veritas releases part two of … [Read more...]

How Much Do Central Banks Cost Us?

By: Karl-Friedrich Israel A classic argument for central bank controlled fiat money goes like this: a commodity such as gold is very costly to produce. All the resources, capital, and labor devoted to mining gold for monetary purposes could be … [Read more...]

On the brink of recession? Money-supply growth falls to 108-month low

By: Ryan McMaken Growth in the supply of US dollars fell again in August, this time to a 108-month low of 4.2 percent. The last time the money supply grew at a smaller rate was during August 2008 — at a rate of 4.1 percent. The money-supply … [Read more...]

Week in Review: September 11 to September 17

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: Paging Robert Wenzel – Lauren Southern on ‘The Problem With Libertarians’ Study: Q2 2017 debt … [Read more...]