Central Banking/Federal Reserve


, RealClearPolicy
For the Sake of Consumers, Kill the Durbin Amendment
Jerry Theodorou

From RealClearPolicy:

Despite trying to cut costs for consumers and businesses, research has consistently shown the Durbin amendment denied consumers access to no-fee and low-fee financial…

, The Hill
‘Biden Inflation’ made simple: Borrow from the Fed, take away from the rest of us
Alex J. Pollock

“What is the difference between banking and politics?” a pointed old witticism goes. “Banking is borrowing money from the public and lending it to your friends. Politics is taking money from…

, RealClearMarkets
Why a Fed Digital Dollar is a Bad Idea
Alex J. Pollock

On July 19, the top-level President’s Working Group on Financial Markets met to address “the need to act quickly to ensure there is an appropriate U.S. regulatory framework in place” for…

, Real Clear Markets
Pity FOMC Members Trying to Divine a Future They Can’t Know
Alex J. Pollock

Pity the poor members of the Federal Open Market Committee! These Federal Reserve Board Governors and Federal Reserve Bank Presidents all know in their hearts, for sure, each one, that they do not…

, National Review
A Public Letter of Concern about the Federal Reserve
Alex J. Pollock

From National Review:

This is not a partisan issue. Our objections would be equally strong if the Fed involved itself in industrial policy or national security. All Americans benefit from a…

, Fox Business
Inflation pain allegedly caused by Biden’s spending demands transparency, Republican says
Alex J. Pollock

From Fox Business:

But Alex Pollock, a distinguished senior fellow for finance, insurance and trade at the libertarian R Street Institute, told FOX Business that despite the other factors, he…

Coalition Letter to Prevent Further Expansion of the Durbin Amendment
Jerry Theodorou

Dear Chairman Brown, Ranking Member Toomey, Chairwoman Waters and Ranking Member McHenry,

On behalf of the undersigned organizations representing millions of consumers, we write to express our…

, Law & Liberty
A New Inflationary Era
Alex J. Pollock

In this provocative but calmly argued book, The Great Demographic Reversal, Charles Goodhart and Manoj Pradhan predict a new era of widespread and lasting inflation. Goodhart, who has been a…

, Barron's
Financial Triangle
Alex J. Pollock

From Barron’s:

Henry Kaufman, as quoted by Randall W. Forsyth in “Where Wall Street’s ‘Dr. Doom’ Sees Danger Now” (Up & Down Wall Street, March 12), is so right that we have a…

, Real Clear Markets
Congress Must Take Control of Money Back From the Fed
Alex J. Pollock

The question of Money is always political.  What is the definition of “money,” what is its nature, how is it created, and how are debts settled—these are questions that have been much debated…

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