Posts Tagged ‘David Wessel’

  • Memorial Day BBQ and inflation

    Your BBQ and the Fed

    May 31, 16 • 18 Views • No Comments

    With the cost of yesterday's Memorial Day BBQ almost the same as last year, the Fed has minimal inflation evidence on which to base its next rate hike......  [read more]

  • A Janet Yellen Dashboard of economic indicators lets us graph Fed decision-making

    What We Should Know About Monetary Policy

    Jun 19, 14 • 1320 Views • No Comments

    Having heard Janet Yellen’s press conference yesterday, I learned that the Federal Reserve expects that the economy will improve, their bond buying will diminish and, during the foreseeable future, interest rates will start to ascend. And yes, she......  [read more]

  • The Fed Debate

    Sep 5, 12 • 821 Views • No Comments

    10 years ago, the future Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said to Nobel laureate Milton Friedman, “Regarding the Great Depression. You’re right, we did it. We’re very sorry. But thanks to you, we won’t do it again.” What......  [read more]