Sound Banking

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

A new NBER paper shows that credit-induced banking panics are the exception, not the rule.

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

The Fed's balance sheet crowds out bank lending, stifling economic growth.

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Many economists have argued that government mortgage programs and low interest rates policies caused the 2008 financial crisis. We maintain that government deposits insurance, provided in the United States by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (or FDIC), may have also been a contributing factor. By failing to price risk fairly, the FDIC encourages banks to increase their risk-taking activities.

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
by Allan H. Meltzer, Carnegie Mellon University and Hoover Institution
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
by Adrian Ash AMID the brouhaha over Germany's gold reserves at the Bundesbank, there's another central bank using gold actively to bolster its currency and financial stability.
Monday, January 21st, 2013

The depredations of the Fed.

by Judy Shelton
Thursday, January 10th, 2013

by Devin Roundtree

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012
by Frank Shostak On Wednesday December 12, 2012 Fed policy makers announced that they will boost their main stimulus tool by adding $45 billion of monthly Treasury purchases to an existing program to buy $40 billion of mortgage debt a month.
Monday, November 26th, 2012
By Chris Dillow Stock markets rise and fall with US inflation expectations