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Analysis and Commentary

Government Works Badly

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, June 13, 2015

Two huge recent scandals, both of which involve the federal government, strongly support the case that the government should not be given more power and, in fact, should have much of its power stripped away.

In the News

Are Post-9/11 Politics Shifting?

quoting Kori Schakevia CNN
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Rand Paul has made his point: the sands are shifting in Washington's perennial debate over the balance between national security and privacy.

In the News

In Republican Attacks On The Fed, Experts See A Shift

quoting Allan H. Meltzervia New York Times
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

At a hearing in February, Representative Scott Garrett, a New Jersey Republican, complained that Congress and the Federal Reserve had traded places.

Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building
Analysis and Commentary

Bernanke Says “The Fed Has A Rule.” But It’s Only Constrained Discretion And It Hasn’T Worked

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In response to a question about the policy rules bill at Brookings recently, Ben Bernanke remarked that the “The Fed has a rule.”

The Federal Reserve

Lanhee Chen On CNBC

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia CNBC
Monday, March 23, 2015

Hoover fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the timing of the Fed's rate hike and the 2016 presidential race


John Taylor On The John Batchelor Show (19:28)

interview with John B. Taylorvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

John Taylor discusses inflation, monetary policy, Milton Firedman, and a rules based Federal Reserve so congress can audit the Fed.


Ed Lazear On CNBC

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Friday, March 6, 2015

CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses jobs report, productivity gains, and trade promotion authority, with Ed Lazear, Hoover Institution senior fellow.

In the News

Fed Struggled In 2009 Over How To Boost Economy, Papers Show

quoting Kevin Warshvia The New York Times
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

As the Great Recession inflicted worsening damage on the U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve struggled during 2009 to determine the best corrective steps to pursue.


Henry Miller On The John Batchelor Show (30:04)

interview with Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Friday, February 27, 2015

Hoover fellow Henry Miller discusses the FDA leadership on the John Batchelor Show.

In the News

Why Does The Federal Reserve Fear A Real Audit?

mentioning John B. Taylorvia New York Post
Thursday, February 26, 2015

What is Janet Yellen afraid of? That question will be percolating in Congress next week when the Senate Banking Committee starts considering proposals for reforming the Federal Reserve that she chairs.