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QE and Minimum Wage are State Sponsored Price Fixing

In his classic economic text, The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith had the following to say about collusion: “People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.”

03/31/2014
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
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
QE3 Will Further Destroy U.S. Dollar
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QE3 Will Further Destroy U.S. Dollar

Speculation has risen that Fed chairman Ben Bernanke may announce yet around round of quantitative easing or QE3 on Friday. As economist Thomas Sowell says, “when people in Washington start creating fancy new phrases, instead of using plain English, you know they are doing something they don't want us to understand.” The term quantitative easing in layman’s terms just means that the Fed will print more money out of thin air. What could possibly go wrong? Well, for starters, the value of the U.S.

08/25/2011