How And Why Trump Should Take Control Of The Fed

By Ellen Brown, Ellenbrown.com -

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, Truthdig.com -

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, Huffingtonpost.com -

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, www.ellenbrown.com -

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, www.wsws.org -

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, www.positivemoney.org -

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, www.huffingtonpost.com -

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, www.businessinsider.com -

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, www.blog.nader.org -

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 [...]

Bernanke: More Execs Should Have Faced Prosecution

By Peter Cooney, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Peter Cooney for The Huffington Post, WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday that more corporate [...]

Activists Counter Feds Gathering, Push Against Interest Rate Hikes

By Daniel Marans, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Daniel Marans in The Huffington Post - Progressive activists and economists who want the Federal Reserve to prioritize jobs and racial justice brought their case to the central bankers' summer [...]

Federal Reserve Blockaded For 4.5 Hours In Oakland

By Harry Harris, www.insidebayarea.com -

Members and supporters of the Third World Resistance group protested Friday morning at the federal building in downtown Oakland, with more than 30 using PVC tubing, chains and U-locks to block [...]

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