Federal Reserve: A 100 Year Old Failure

Posted by Larry Doyle on August 14, 2013

fedresThe Federal Reserve was founded in 1913 and here we sit 100 years later wondering who will be the next chair of this all powerful institution.

While there is serious politicking going on for both Larry Summers and Janet Yellen, will it really matter whether it is one or the other running this institution?

Perhaps at the margin and for optics the choice of Summers vs Yellen might matter, but in the grand scheme of things neither of these individuals is going to redirect the Federal Reserve from its failed policies. You don’t think so?  Continue reading

Weekend Reading: The Property Illusion

How many people have to lose their savings, their equity and their pensions before there is a revolution – or is the intellectual revolution already here – “refuge to reconstruction”? That is the $54 Billion dollar question.

Posted by Larry Doyle, Sense on Cents

One man’s wealth tax becomes another man’s wealth confiscation

Property RightsI have no doubt that given the need for sources of revenue by Uncle Sam and other sovereign governments, the topic of “the protection of property rights” will be increasingly brought front and center in the public arena.

We saw this play out in Cyprus just a few weeks back, and we witness another example of this topic just the other day in a WSJ article, Now He’s After Your 401(K). Continue reading