This article appeared in the December 2015 issue of Globe Asia. By Professor Steve H. Hanke Money matters — it’s one of Milton Friedman’s maxims that I repeat often in my columns. Since the Northern Rock bank run of 2007 — the “opening shot” of the financial crisis — the money supply, broadly measured, in the […]Read More
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Taking a look back at last week’s GOP debate, there is clearly room for much criticism of CNBC and the questions asked of the candidates. But, sound money advocates might concede that the moderators did get one thing right: monetary policy. According to an article published this morning in The Hill by Dr. Judy Shelton, Co-Director of the […]Read More
The following is a newly released paper by Dr. Thomas Hogan, former Sound Money Project fellow and current Chief Economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs. Risk and Risk-Based Capital of U.S. Bank Holding Companies Thomas L. Hogan Troy University Neil R. Meredith West Texas A&M University; American Economic Association October 6, 2015 Journal of […]Read More
This piece originally appeared in The Wall Street Journal By Ben S. Bernanke For the first time in nearly a decade, the Federal Reserve is considering raising its target interest rate, which would end a long period of near-zero rates. Like the cessation of large-scale asset purchases in October 2014, that action will be an […]Read More
By Steve H. Hanke This article appeared in the October 2015 issue of Globe Asia. The rupiah is plumbing the depths it last visited in 1998 during the Asian financial crisis. The accompanying chart of the rupiah’s value against the U.S. dollar tells the tale. Although the rupiah’s recent plunge is not as dramatic as […]Read More
Economic growth results from business owners making successful plans to invest and meet customer needs over time, but the unpredictable machinations of central banks like the Federal Reserve throw a monkey wrench in that economic calculation process. The Fed’s recent press conference is a perfect example of how the arbitrary and ambiguous decisions of central […]Read More