Is The Run On The Dollar Due To Panic Or Greed?

By Ellen Brown, -

What’s going on in the repo market? Rates on repurchase (“repo”)  agreements should be about 2%, in line with the Federal Reserve funds rate. But they shot up to over 5% on Sept. 16 and got as [...]

Another Look At The Federal Reserve’s Panic In September 2019 And Solutions To The Crisis

By Eric Toussaint, -

You may recall that from 17 September 2019, the United States Federal Reserve injected massive amounts of liquidity into banks due to a quite abnormal situation on the repo market [1]. [...]

QE Forever: The Fed’s Dramatic About-face

By Staff, -

“Quantitative easing” was supposed to be an emergency measure. The Federal Reserve “eased” shrinkage in the money supply due to the 2008-09 credit crisis by pumping out trillions of dollars in [...]

How And Why Trump Should Take Control Of The Fed

By Ellen Brown, -

For nearly half a century, presidents have refrained from criticizing the “independent” Federal Reserve; but that was before Donald Trump. In response to a question about Fed interest rate policy [...]

The Fed Boosts Wall Street, Not Main Street

By Nomi Prins, -

Since QE went global, the Bank of England, for one, has often had to defend itself from accusations that its policies have increased inequality. A recent study concluded that “nine years of asset [...]

The Return Of The Great Meltdown

By Nomi Prins, Tom Dispatch. -

We have entered a landmark moment: no president since Woodrow Wilson (during whose administration the Federal Reserve was established) will have appointed as many board members to the Fed as [...]

Janet Yellen Was Great Fed Chair. So Why Is Economy Still Broken?

By Zach Carter, -

When President Barack Obama reluctantly nominated Janet Yellen to the most powerful economic post on the planet in October 2013, Republican Party leaders, backed by much of the economics [...]

How To Erase Puerto Rico’s Debt Without Hurting Mom And Pop

By Ellen Brown, -

By Ellen Brown for Web of Debt. During his visit to hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico, President Donald Trump shocked the bond market when he told Geraldo Rivera of Fox News that he was going to [...]

Amid Warnings Of Financial Crash, Fed Chair Promotes Illusions

By Nick Beams, -

By Nick Beams for World Socialist Web Site. Wyoming (August 26, 2017) - Yesterday’s speech by Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen to the conclave of central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wyoming [...]

US Federal Reserve ‘Might Legitimately Consider’ Public Money Creation

By Frank Van Lerven, -

By Frank Van Lerven for Positive Money . The Federal Reserve ‘might legitimately consider’ using Public Money Creation in ‘extreme circumstances’, when there is ‘very weak growth’ or ‘deflation’, [...]

What Federal Reserve Would Look Like If Progressives Had Their Way

By Daniel Marans, -

By Daniel Marans for The Huffington Post - The progressive Fed Up coalition released an ambitious Federal Reserve reform plan on Monday designed to increase discussion of Fed policy in the [...]

Minneapolis Fed Chair Urges: Break Up The Big Banks

By Myles Udland, -

By Myles Udland for Business Insider - Neel Kashkari, the newly appointed president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve, has come out swinging in his first speech as a Fed official. In a speech [...]

The Citadel Is Breached: Congress Taps Fed For Infrastructure Funding

By Ellen Brown for The Web of Debt Blog - For at least a decade, think tanks, commissions and other stakeholders have fought to get Congress to address the staggering backlog of maintenance, [...]

Newsletter: After The Crash…

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. The economic agenda described here would create a radical transformation of the economy from a top-down system designed for the [...]

Open Letter To Chairwoman Yellen From Savers Of America

By Staff, -

By Staff of The Nader Page - Dear Chairwoman Janet Yellen: We are a group of humble savers in traditional bank savings and money market accounts who are frustrated because, like millions of other [...]

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