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Money and Markets: The Binge, the Bartender and the Austrian Hangover Theory, by Charles Goyette

I believe everyone who reads my blog can understand this basic financial explanation of what we are beginning to see happen in the markets. Charles suggests that even though the markets seem to be back on track we shouldn’t be fooled, and he uses Austrian economics to explain himself. 1,316 more words


How does/doesn't quantitative easing work?

In my previous article I discussed the effectiveness of forward guidance as an unconventional monetary policy instrument..  Forward guidance is not the only unconventional policy that central banks have resorted to after the global financial crisis of 2008-2009.. 1,357 more words

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Notes From Underground: Yellen Dethrones Bernanke

Last Friday, Chair Yellen delivered a speech at the Boston Fed’s Conference on Opportunity and Inequality. The present Fed Chair has frequently opined on the social and economic problems of income equality and I have been very critical of her wading into the waters of social and fiscal policy for many of the previous 80 years issues of wealth inequality have been dealt with through fiscal and social action. 769 more words


Medical Care For Dallas Ebola Patient May Cost $500,000

DRTOA – Actual costs are now easily in the hundreds of millions and could reach trillions as US Economy crashes…..

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the cost of caring for a patient with Ebola, transportation officials try to find a Plan B to fund the Trinity Parkway, early birds catch the “blood moon”, and more. 160 more words


AIG Bailout Architects Leave Questions for Executives

By: Andrew Zajac and Christie Smythe

The trial over the American International Group Inc. (AIG) bailout shifts this week from the architects of the 2008 rescue, who spent days testifying as to why they imposed the terms they did on the ailing insurer, to the executives who accepted their demands. 782 more words