Category Archives: Monetary Policy

Trump’s Trade Threats Are Hurting Growth

Tariff tensions promote economic uncertainty, which in turn inhibits business investment. By Phil Gramm and Mike Solon Economic uncertainty and prosperity are sworn enemies—when uncertainty reigns, prosperity fades. Uncertainty undermines prosperity by sapping investor and consumer confidence, choking off private investment, and suppressing consumer spending. The depression that followed the 1929...
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WSJ: The Subprime Superhighway

The U.S. and Europe are lowering capital standards for ‘investments’ in public infrastructure—ignoring the lessons from 2007-08. By, Phil Gramm More government spending, particularly for infrastructure projects, is the mantra in Washington and other capitals. But two factors stand in the way. First, the governments of most developed economies are...
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WSJ: The Federal Reserve’s Accountability Deficit

Every member of the Fed’s Board of Governors is an Obama appointee. That wasn’t supposed to happen. By PHIL GRAMM And THOMAS R. SAVING Oct. 14, 2015 6:27 p.m. ET The Federal Reserve enjoys extraordinary independence from the elected branches of government, based on the well-founded fear that politicians cannot be trusted with...
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