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Tag: Monetary Policy


Can Jill Stein Carry Sanders’ Baton? A Look at the Green Candidate’s Radical Funding Solution

Pointing to the massive sums the Fed produced out of the blue to bail out Wall Street in 2008, the Green Party presidential candidate says the same resources that saved the perpetrators of the financial crisis could be made available to its Main Street victims.

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 READ MORE


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Live Blog: Is America Prepared for Another Recession?

Talk of a financial downturn is in the air, and financial markets are anxious. Are the fears credible? The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution leads a panel discussion on the possibility and how to respond.

Posted on Mar 21, 2016 READ MORE



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Four Questions for Fed Chair Candidates

In our view, the president’s nominee for Fed chair must be committed to improving the lives of working Americans who are still struggling through the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. To that end, we have four questions.

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 READ MORE



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Wall Street Doesn’t Like What Fed Chairman Has to Say

The Federal Reserve will continue to buy bonds at a rate of $85 billion a month, but Chairman Ben Bernanke said better economic indicators mean the central bank could end its quantitative easing policy in 2014.

Posted on Jun 19, 2013 READ MORE



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Treasury Projects a Profit From Bailout

Just as Mitt Romney has locked up the Republican nomination on a boast of fiscal conservatism, President Obama’s Treasury Department has said it expects to turn a tidy $2 billion profit from TARP and other extraordinary measures taken to bail out the financial industry.

Posted on Apr 15, 2012 READ MORE


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