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Federal Reserve’s Legacy on its 100th Anniversary

December 23 marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Federal Reserve, and the ushering in of a new era of monetary policy and control over our banking system.  And in those 100 years, America has seen itself rise to become the most powerful economic power in the history of the world, and be the primary force over monetary and financial policies implemented in the global economy. However, there is ...

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Helicopter Ben initiates taper in one of his last acts in office

On Dec. 18, as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke prepares to pass the torch to underling Janet Yellen, the man responsible for QE 4EVA has initiated a small taper on the central banks bond buying program, and will remove $10 billion monthly from their toxic asset purchases. *FED TAPERS QE TO $75 BLN MONTHLY PACE, STARTING IN JANUARY *FED SAYS `FURTHER MEASURED STEPS' POSSIBLE ON TAPERING *FED: EXCEPTION ...

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It’s official: Quantitative Easing is a failure

In late 2008, and a little ways past the start of the Great Recession, the Federal Reserve decided to introduce a new form of money printing known as Quantitative Easing.  In this new scheme to increase liquidity and attempt to stimulate the economy, the Fed began buying toxic assets from banks , while at the same time, allowing financial institutions to borrow money at near zero interest.  This combination ...

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