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Monthly Archives January 2011

The Wrong Way to Double Exports – Judy Shelton

Posted by Judy Shelton
January 26, 2011

Beware of President Obama’s call for a doubling of U.S. exports over the next five years as a way to reduce the unemployment rate. The obvious quick route to export success for any nation is to depreciate its currency. Dollar depreciation is already being pushed by the Obama administration as the key solution for resolving […]

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“Transcript: GOP Response From Rep. Paul Ryan” – NPR

Posted by Tom Duncan
January 26, 2011

“Millions of families have fallen on hard times not because of our ideals of free enterprise — but because our leaders failed to live up to those ideals; because of poor decisions made in Washington and Wall Street that caused a financial crisis, squandered our savings, broke our trust, and crippled our economy. Today, a […]

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Judy Shelton on Just Facts Radio!

Posted by Tom Duncan
January 26, 2011

“On January 25, 2011 Jim Agresti and Steve Cardone interviewed eminent economist and global finance specialist Dr. Judy Shelton about the importance of sound money. Dr. Shelton is Co-Director of the Sound Money Project at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. She has provided expert testimony on numerous occasions before the Joint Economic Committee, Senate Banking, […]

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Horwitz versus Eggertsson on the Great Depression

Posted by Tom Duncan
January 25, 2011

Over at Coordination Problem, Steve Horwitz discusses his exchange with Gauti Eggertsson in regards to Eggertsson’s claim that Roosevelt’s policies led the U.S. out of the Great Depression. Horwitz disagrees with this view of history. It is an interesting exchange and well worth the read. Below, I provide links to the original article and the […]

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“Global Price Fears Mount” – WSJ

Posted by Tom Duncan
January 24, 2011

“Mr. Trichet argues that budget discipline would help growth in Europe more than renewed stimulus, and called on the euro zone’s 17 member countries to strengthen “surveillance” of each other’s fiscal policies. In Europe, budget discipline benefits growth and job creation by “improving confidence of households, enterprises, investors and savers,” said the 68-year-old Frenchman. In […]

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“New Push at Fed to Set an Official Inflation Goal” – WSJ

Posted by Tom Duncan
January 24, 2011

“Federal Reserve officials last year, prodded by Chairman Ben Bernanke, seriously considered adopting an explicit target for inflation of 2%, but Mr. Bernanke failed to forge a consensus and backed away. The issue could resurface in 2011. The Fed informally has said its goal is inflation of around 2%. But after years of internal debate […]

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