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The Looming Foreclosure Crisis: Local Governments Step In

Jul 7, 2014
Mortgage debt overhang from the housing bust has meant lack of middle-class spending power, and low consumer demand is preventing the economy from growing. The problem might be fixed by a new approach from the Fed. But if the Fed won’t act, counties will, as seen in the latest developments on eminent domain and litigation over MERS.

Amend the Fed: We Need a Central Bank that Serves Main Street

Dec 8, 2013
Congress has the power to amend the Fed -- just as it did in 1934, 1958 and 2010. For the central bank to satisfy its mandate to promote full employment and become an institution that serves all the people -- not just the 1% -- the Fed needs fundamental reform.

Collateral Damage: QE3 and the Shadow Banking System

Jul 26, 2013
Rather than expanding the money supply, quantitative easing has actually caused it to shrink by sucking up the collateral needed by the shadow banking system to create credit. This “failure” has prompted the Bank for International Settlements to urge the Fed to shirk its mandate to pursue full employment, though the sort of QE that could fulfill that mandate has not yet been tried.