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The February 11 testimony of Janet Yellen, the new Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, to the House Financial Services Committee, described the Fed as “transparent and accountable.” However dubious a description this may be, four transparent intentions of the Fed did come through.
Quantitative easing and fiscal stimulus are becoming less effective. The reason is the same as the reason that antibiotics, overused in an attempt to cure infections including common colds, are becoming less and less effective with more intensive use: endogeneity.
Wasn't the much-maligned QE that the Fed has begun to taper/reduce supposed to be causing a stock market bubble? So why does starting to take it away trigger a sharp stock market rally?
The monetary cliff, or US potential to slip into a period of negative inflation (deflation), is more threatening than the fiscal cliff the United States faced earlier this year. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and soon-to-be chairman Janet Yellen should make deflation avoidance a more clearly stated Fed objective.
President Obama's nomination of Janet Yellen as chairman of the Federal Reserve board represents a victory for the Left. And her confirmation hearing may bring to light the Right's shifting views in the arcane but crucial area of monetary policy.
Join us at AEI as the Right Honorable Liam Fox sits down with Marc Thiessen to discuss and debate whether America’s intelligence agencies have infringed on the personal privacy of US citizens.
How can young people succeed in workplaces dominated by curmudgeons who are judging their every move? At this AEI book event, bestselling author and social scientist Charles Murray will offer indispensable advice for navigating the workplace, getting ahead, and living a fulfilling life.