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Yellen Calls for More of the Same on Monetary Policy

Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen recently took the opportunity to address the International Monetary Fund on the issue of monetary policy, both from a historical perspective and in order to lay out policy guidelines for the future.

07/14/2014
The Fed Cannot Employ, It Can Only Inflate
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The Fed Cannot Employ, It Can Only Inflate

Paul Krugman is at it again. The Nobel Prize-winning, devoutly Keynesian economist argued in a recent column that the thing needed to cure the sluggish American economy is, wait for it, more inflation. This is the classic Keynesian view that the Federal Reserve can stimulate the economy by inflating the currency.

05/13/2013
In the War on Cars, the Left is Winning
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In the War on Cars, the Left is Winning

Detroit serves as a cautionary tale warning of long-term liberal leadership. As Michigan’s governor prepares a state takeover of the terminally troubled city, many blame the short-sighted policies of the local Democratic machine. To be sure, runaway pensions, red ink and union obstinance have helped hollow out the once-mighty Motor City.

03/04/2013
The World Has Not Solved The Problem of Inflation
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The World Has Not Solved The Problem of Inflation

Throughout the various rounds of quantitative easing enacted by the Federal Reserve in response to a persistently sluggish economy, advocates of loose monetary policy have kept a gleeful eye on the Consumer Price Index, pointing to the lack of measured inflation as evidence for the soundness of their ideas and the groundless paranoia of their detractors.

01/30/2013
Your Guide to the National Debt (Part 2)
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Your Guide to the National Debt (Part 2)

"I am not among those who fear the people. They, and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom. And to preserve their independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude." - Thomas Jefferson, written in a letter to Samuel Kercheval on July 12th, 1816.

01/08/2013
4 Graphs Bernanke Doesn’t Want You to See
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4 Graphs Bernanke Doesn’t Want You to See

We wrote up a “QE3 Fact Sheet” after Ben Bernanke’s announcement on monetary policy Thursday. Left-wing apologists for the central bank came out in full swing, advocating for the money injection as a beacon of hope.

09/20/2012
Bernanke Announces QE3: Here’s Your Fact Sheet!
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Bernanke Announces QE3: Here’s Your Fact Sheet!

Chairman Ben Bernanke made two announcements Thursday about monetary policy: (1) the Federal Reserve will begin its third round of quantitative easing, and (2) it will maintain extremely low interest rates of 0 to 1/4 percent until at least mid-2015. These banking actions may sound like gobbledygook, but their effects on our country’s currency are drastically serious. Let’s translate a few things into layman’s terms. “QE3” — what’s this mean?

09/14/2012
The Federal Reserve is not Above Economic Law
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The Federal Reserve is not Above Economic Law

03/01/2012
The Tax That Nobody is Talking About (Except Ron Paul)
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The Tax That Nobody is Talking About (Except Ron Paul)

If there is one topic that has animated the Republican presidential debates this election cycle, it is the economy. Americans are dissatisfied with the economic policies of the current administration which have failed to alleviate unemployment and stimulate palpable economic growth. Consequently, Republican candidates are proposing alternative solutions to the economic woes the country currently faces. One specific aspect of these solutions concerns tax policy.

01/24/2012
Tell your Representatives to Cosponsor the Capital Gains Inflation Relief Act of 2011
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Tell your Representatives to Cosponsor the Capital Gains Inflation Relief Act of 2011

Dear FreedomWorks member, As one of our million-plus FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your representative and ask him or her to cosponsor H.R. 2945, the Capital Gains Inflation Relief Act of 2011. Introduced by Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), the bill would index the capital gains tax to inflation. By eliminating a tax on inflation, millions of Americans would have more money in their pocket. The Capital Gains Inflation Relief Act would stimulate economic growth and job creation.

10/04/2011

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