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The Fed and the Culture War

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Tags The FedInflationU.S. Economy

09/09/2022Ryan McMakenTho Bishop

On this episode of Radio Rothbard, Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop look at the rhetoric surrounding the Federal Reserve. A growing chorus of pundits is attacking Jerome Powell for risking a recession, but this misses what has brought the economy to this point. Is it possible to get American attention spans to capture the true cause of our economic instability? Can monetary policy ride the wave of the current culture war? Ryan and Tho address this and more in this week's show.

Recommended Reading

"Inflation: State-Sponsored Terrorism" by Jeff Deist:

"Blame the Fed for Both the Inflationary Boom and the Inevitable Bust" by Ryan McMaken:

"Inflation Kills" (Human Action Podcast) with Jeff Deist and Robert P. Murphy:

"We Cannot Interpret Economic Data Unless We Know Economic Theory" by Frank Shostak:

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Contact Ryan McMaken

Ryan McMaken (@ryanmcmaken) is a senior editor at the Mises Institute. Send him your article submissions for the Mises Wire and Power and Market, but read article guidelines first. Ryan has a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in public policy and international relations from the University of Colorado. He was a housing economist for the State of Colorado. He is the author of Commie Cowboys: The Bourgeoisie and the Nation-State in the Western Genre.

Contact Tho Bishop

Tho is an assistant editor for the Mises Wire, and can assist with questions from the press. Prior to working for the Mises Institute, he served as Deputy Communications Director for the House Financial Services Committee. His articles have been featured in The Federalist, the Daily Caller, and Business Insider.