Posts Tagged ‘quantitative easing’

  • Cost of the QE3

    Monetary Policy: The Cost of QE3

    Sep 20, 13 • 1120 Views • No Comments

    Quantitative easing began and continues in front of a computer. If you had visited the Fed when QE1 was being implemented, you would have seen several people, daily, sitting in front of a computer, selecting securities and then buying them. Keeping track of......  [read more]

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    Monetary Policy: The Punch Bowl

    Jun 28, 13 • 517 Views • No Comments

    Sort of like Max in Maurice Sendak’s, Where the Wild Things Are, the Federal Reserve sometimes says, “And now, let the wild rumpus start.” Then though, Max cries out, “Now stop!” and sends “the wild things to bed without......  [read more]

  • Monetary Policy: QE Insight

    Jun 25, 13 • 566 Views • No Comments

    At a 2002 conference honoring Milton Friedman on his 90th birthday, then Federal Reserve Governor Ben Bernanke concluded his remarks with… “Regarding the Great Depression. You’re right, we did it. We’re very sorry. But thanks to you,......  [read more]

  • The Fed Debate

    Sep 5, 12 • 658 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]

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    A QE2 Eulogy

    Jul 1, 11 • 690 Views • No Comments

    Although QE2 ended yesterday, eulogies for the Fed’s $600 billion bond buying program did not focus on the qualities of the deceased and why we will miss her. Yes, some did believe that things would have been much worse without QE2. But others were......  [read more]