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Partisan Hackery Blinds People to the Real Problem

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell recently went to Capitol Hill and testified before a House committee. The questions asked by Republicans and Democrats along with their accompanying spin once again ...

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Stimulus 3.0: Who’s Getting Paid and Who’s Paying Up?

March 18, 2021 Economy / Federal Funding 0

By: Mike Maharrey On Wednesday, the  U.S. House gave final approval to coronavirus stimulus bill 3.0. For those keeping score at home, that brings total stimulus spending approved during the pandemic ...

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The Real Scandal of the Spending Bill

December 29, 2020 Economy / Federal Funding 1

By: Ron Paul Last week Congress passed a massive coronavirus relief and omnibus spending bill. President Trump threatened to veto the bill, saying he wants an increase in the amount for ...

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Government Help: Breaking Your Legs and Giving You a Wheelchair

May 18, 2020 Economy / Government 1

By: Mike Maharrey Remember all of the government bailouts and stimulus in response to the 2008 financial crisis? Conservatives threw a fit. The Tea Party movement grew out of worry ...

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Federal Reserve: Enemy of Liberty and Prosperity

November 25, 2019 Economy / Federal Reserve 0

By: Ron Paul Lost in the media’s obsession with the impeachment circus was Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s recent testimony on the state of the economy before the Joint Economic ...

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Are Recessions Inevitable?

September 6, 2019 Current Events / Economy 0

by Ron Paul Stocks fell last week following news that the yield curve on Treasury notes had inverted. This means that a short-term Treasury note was paying higher interest rates ...

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Smoke and Mirrors: The “Greatest Economy” is Built on Spending and Debt

August 2, 2019 Debt / Economy 0

By: Mike Maharrey President Trump has repeatedly bragged about “his” economy, talking about economic growth in glowing, hyperbolic terms. To hear the president tell it (or tweet it as the ...

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Why Do Central Bankers Oppose a Gold Standard?

July 19, 2019 Economy / Federal Reserve 0

By: Mike Gleason Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s testimony before Congress was closely scrutinized not just for its economic implications but also for its political overtones. Powell cited “trade tensions” ...

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How the Fed Wrecks the Economy

By: Mike Maharrey When people talk about the economy, they generally focus on government policies such as taxation and regulation. For instance, Republicans credit Pres. Trump’s tax cuts for the ...

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Newsflash: Social Security and Medicare Still Going Broke

By: Mike Maharrey Last year, Social Security and Medicare trustees warned that the programs are going broke. A year later — they’re still going broke. This shouldn’t come as a ...

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