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Executive Vice President and General Counsel<br>Consumer Bankers Association<p>As regulators look to update the Community Reinvestment Act, they should …

The Fed - FAQs

What is the purpose of the Federal Reserve System?<p>The Federal Reserve System, often referred to as the Federal Reserve or simply "the Fed," is the …

What exactly is the Fed buying? - The Buzz - Investment and Stock Market News

Fed Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said by buying mortgage backed securities, the Fed could push mortgage rate even lower.<p>The Federal Reserve is opening its wallet even wider with its latest round of quantitative easing. But this time around, the Fed is expanding its purchases of agency …

The Federal Reserve and the Rule of Law

Chairman Campbell, Ranking Member Clay, and members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me to testify. Much of what I am going to say today …

The Federal Reserve Ignores Its Own Role in the Financial Crisis

Since the financial meltdown in 2008, the Federal Reserve's range of powers have expanded, as have the kinds of financial institutions it monitors …

The Federal Reserve Deserves Blame For The Financial Crisis

The economic meltdown of 2008 should have surprised no one. Countless economists who belong to the Austrian School of economics saw it coming. Investment mavens Jim Rogers, Peter Schiff and James Grant—all proponents of the Austrian School—were among the very few who predicted the economic …

Partners, Not Regulators: The Federal Reserve's Role In The Financial Collapse

<i>This is an adaptation from "Reckless Endangerment", an exploration of the origins of the recent financial crisis, by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner. The book will be published today by Times Books. This excerpt examines the cozy relationship between Alan Greenspan's Federal Reserve and the</i> …

How America's Big Banks Are Begging for the Next Financial Crisis

Our Too-Big-To-Fail banks are at it again…<p>The Volcker Rule is supposed to ban the banks from making hazardous and speculative trades.<p>But the big …

The Federal Reserve Ignores Its Own Role in the Financial Crisis | Economic Intelligence | US News

(J. Scott Applewhite/AP)<p><i>Steven Horwitz is a Mercatus Center Affiliated Senior Scholar and the Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics and department</i> …

FRB: Discussion Questions

Lecture One: Origins and Mission of the Federal Reserve<p><b>Lecture 1, Video Clip 1: A central bank and its mission</b><br>Questions for Classroom Discussion:<p>What …

The Fed - Crisis response

The Federal Reserve's response to the financial crisis and actions to foster maximum employment and price stability<p>The Federal Reserve responded …

Comparing the Federal Reserve’s Reaction to the Financial Crisis Versus the Unemployment Crisis

I never said Kudos to Charles Evans, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, for dissenting in the most recent FOMC meeting on behalf of …