12
Dec

The Illusion of an Economic Recovery

The Fed and many economists seem to think the economy is strong, but is it? My Thoughts on the Economy Based on the Data I Read The Fed ignores U-6 unemployment data which still has the rate over 11%. The Producers Price Index (PPI) today came in lower than expected. The Dollar is down $1 and fell since the PPI …

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16
Oct

The Federal Reserve – Lender and Buyer of Last Resort

Can the Federal Reserve save the U.S. economy from failure? Is this their mandate? When you research “lender of last resort (LLR),” which is what the Fed is supposed to be, you mostly find the source to be Walter Bagehot’s Lender of Last Resort Doctrine.  This doctrine came about from Bagehot’s book, Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market. Hartley Withers, in …

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