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Archive for October 9th, 2009

Appearing on MSNBC, I engage in some wholesome Fed-bashing.

In my research before appearing on the program, the most shocking factoid I discovered is that the dollar has lost 95 percent of its value since the Fed was created in 1913.

But let’s not forget that the Fed’s accelerate-too-fast/brake-too-hard approach to monetary policy (with the first part generally being the result of trying to artificially goose the economy to help politicians get reelected) is largely responsible for disasters ranging from the Great Depression to the current financial crisis.

And now the Fed is turning the dollar into the Argentine peso by running the printing presses 24/7. What’s not to love?

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Here’s my speech at the Steamboat Institute conference, where I say that government spending is our top fiscal challenge.

In the Q&A session, I was poetic about everything from the financial crisis to Keynesian economics.

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