Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking
If the world gets into a currency war — with the assault on wages and savings that devaluation entails — no one wins.
The FedMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking
With the economy growing at 2.1%, unemployment at 3.6%, creating 170,000 jobs per month, and estimated underlying core inflation of 2%, no objective data justifies cutting rates that are already artificially low.
Financial MarketsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking
The fact that the most conservative investors are being forced to purchase bonds of nearly bankrupt companies for virtually no yield is not a success of monetary policy nor a tool for growth.
Financial MarketsMoney and Banks
The market probably interprets correctly that the European Central Bank will become even more dovish under Lagarde. This will encourage more risk in the financial system.
There is a clear correlation between expansions in international trade and reductions in poverty. The Mexican experience appears to be no different.
A rate cut would only create a larger problem in the future. If the already dangerous corporate and sovereign debt bubble grows significantly more, no monetary policy will prevent a debt crisis.
Bureaucracy and RegulationCorporate Welfare
Elon Musk uses corporate welfare and "public-private partnerships" to create the false impression he is an actual entrepreneur.
Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking
Monetary policy has gone from being a tool to support fiscal reforms to an excuse for not implementing them.