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Connor Boyak

Connor Boyack

PROFILE

Connor Boyack founded the Libertas Institute in 2011 and serves as its president. Previous to Libertas, Connor served as director of the Utah Tenth Amendment Center. He is the author of several books, including the...

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The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis, by Ben S. Bernanke

JournalsAugust 21, 2014
There is trouble lurking in each of the book’s four chapters. The text gets off on a wrong foot as Bernanke overviews the origins and purposes of the Fed...

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Yet Another "Operation Twist"?

Mises DailyJuly 10, 2012
The Fed's plan will fail: a fall in interest rates cannot cause the economy to grow.

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Money, Banking, and the Federal Reserve

JournalsJanuary 24, 2008
The complete transcript of the Institute's famous documentary on the Federal Reserve...

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Credit Policies of the Federal Reserve System

BooksJuly 17, 2009
Charles Hardy examines the history of the Federal Reserve's policies and their impact on the organization of the banking system in the post-World War I period...

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The Origins of the Federal Reserve

BooksFebruary 8, 2011
The Fed did not originate as a policy response to national need. It was founded by two groups of elites: government officials and large financial and banking interests.

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America's Money Machine: The Story of the Federal Reserve

BooksMay 27, 2009
Groseclose shows that at no time in its history has the Fed actually achieved what it promised: low inflation, economic stability, stable growth, reliable regulation of the banking system.

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Twist? Again?

Mises DailySeptember 26, 2011
Bernanke's policy gun is out of bullets. His policies have brought low growth, high unemployment, and a 7.2 percent increase in producer prices over the last 12 months. Attempts at stabilization have instead wrought chaos.

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The Federal Reserve, New York Times, Hugo Chavez, and Zimbabwe government all agree on inflation

BlogMarch 2, 2007

From Caroline Baum's excellent opinion piece:

Here was Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, one of the outstanding monetary economists of his time, talking about inflation as if...

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Ben Bernanke: Loose Talk and Loose Money

Audio/VideoJanuary 24, 2011
The Federal Reserve Chairman, Bernanke, calls a fall in purchasing power of the dollar by over 95% stable . Interest rates have been pushed to zero. Continual inflation is deliberate and designed. Bernanke pretends he knows what he is doing.

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Review of A History of the Federal Reserve, Vol. 2: Book 1 (1951–1969), Book 2 (1970–1986), by Allan Meltzer

Journals
Arthur Burns, Federal Reserve chairman (1970-1978), delayed Murray Rothbard's doctoral dissertation at Columbia University in the mid-1950s. Rothbard (1969) later observed...

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The Federal Reserve and Political Corruption

JournalsMay 1, 2000
Like a man who douses a large pile of rags with gasoline and then warns of a fire hazard, Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan has begun issuing dire warnings of impending inflation after orchestrating several years of explosive monetary growth.

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Federal Reserve: central bank policies have no effect

BlogApril 27, 2005

The Federal Reserve seems determined to deny the role they and President Bush has played in creating the hugh U.S. current account deficit. First it was Ben Bernanke who tried to blame it on a "global...

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The Money Multiplier: Myth or Reality?

Mises DailyDecember 16, 2002
The existence of the money multiplier is the outcome of fractional reserve banking, writes Frank Shostak, which the current banking system makes possible. The money multiplier is not only real; it is a good tool to help us understand the process by which the banking system creates inflationary...

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Global Curse of the Federal Reserve

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Reveals and explores the missing link between the Austrian School of Economics and behavioral finance theory.

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Controlled and Uncontrolled Reserves at the Federal Reserve, 1921-1933

Audio/VideoMarch 29, 2013
From the session on "Studies in Economic History," presented at the Austrian Economics Research Conference. Recorded 22 March 2013 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama...

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(OLD do not order) Money, Banking and the Federal Reserve

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The Fed DVD in papersleeve only! - no dvd case

Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson understood "The Monster". But to most Americans today, Federal Reserve is just a name on the dollar bill. They have no idea of what the central bank does to the economy, or to their own economic...

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Fractional Reserves and Economic Instability

Mises DailyJuly 12, 2012
Better economists recognize fractional-reserve banking as a major source of financial and economic instability.

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Hillary and Ben Bernanke on the Economy

BlogMay 17, 2014

Hillary Clinton’s speech yesterday revealed some of her thoughts about reviving the economy.

She said she was trying to “encourage more companies to come off the sidelines and, frankly, for some to use some of that cash that is sitting there waiting to deploy.”

This...

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