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James Grant: The United States of Insolvency

Jim Grant on Mises Weekends

Tags Booms and BustsThe FedFinancial MarketsU.S. Economy

04/29/2016James GrantJeff Deist

Our guest this week is James Grant, founder and editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer. Jeff and Jim discuss Jim's recent cover article in Time magazine, and the reaction it received from Krugman and others on the left.

They also discuss comments recently made by Ben Bernanke, who argued in favor of the Fed looking into helicopter money. When did fiscal and monetary sanity become a radical position in America?

Note: The views expressed on are not necessarily those of the Mises Institute.

James Grant

James Grant is an associated scholar of the Mises Institute. He founded Grant’s Interest Rate Observer in 1983 following a stint at Barron’s, where he originated the “Current Yield” column. His latest books include John Adams: Party of One; Mr. Market Miscalculates; and Mr. Speaker! The Life and Times of Thomas B. Reed, the Man Who Broke the Filibuster.

Contact Jeff Deist

Jeff Deist is former president of the Mises Institute. He is a writer, public speaker, and advocate for property, markets, and civil society. Jeff was chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul. Contact: email; Twitter.