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Thinking Outside of the Box on Climate Change Solutions

Over the weekend, Mike Sandler published a column in the Huffington Post arguing that Janet Yellen, who has since been confirmed as the next Chair of the Fed, should try to use her newfound influence to impact, of all things, … Continue reading

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Will Ms. Yellen Be More of the Same?

Russ Roberts has a simple and straightforward word for those who are hot and bothered over President Obama’s nomination of Janet Yellen for Fed chair: relax. If history tells us anything it’s that political incentives just might move Yellen away … Continue reading

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Is the Fed’s Exit Strategy Legitimate?

In his congressional testimony last week, Fed chairman Ben Bernanke suggested that the Fed might seek to exit its current strategy of quantitative easing by allowing bonds to mature rather than by selling them. As Hunter Lewis points out at … Continue reading

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Krugman and the Zombies

If the first rule of good writing is “show, don’t tell,” then it seems that Paul Krugman is ready to teach a master’s class in the subject. Krugman’s latest column–entitled “Rubio and the Zombies”–is written as a response to Marco … Continue reading

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Krugman: That’s Far Enough

In a recent post on Marco Rubio’s response to the State of the Union address, Paul Krugman argues that there is no evidence to suggest that the federal government had a role in the Great Recession. Deregulation, the explosive growth … Continue reading

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From Frank Shostak’s Mises Daily article, available here. These graphs, of course, don’t say anything that a lot of people don’t already know, but for beginners they serve as a nice visualization of just how drastic Fed policy has been. …

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My upcoming final in biochem has kept me busy this week, but a thought on Krugman’s column in today’s NYT. Krugman says: We are not having a debt crisis. It’s important to make this point, because I keep seeing articles …

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