Fiscal Policy

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

What would happen if local governments had a lot more control over policy? Some localities could lower taxes and provide fewer services, while others could do the opposite. Local school boards could have much greater control over curricula and measuring outcomes. And many aspects of the culture wars could be settled at a level where far more consensus likely exists.

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

It’s time to put a final close on the era of government hegemony over our lives. There need never be another drama over closings of government offices. Shut them down for good. Sell the assets. Privatize the services.

Friday, July 18th, 2014
Today’s T.E.A. party adherents have it right. We are Taxed Enough Already! So why is raising the inflation tax gaining popularity with policymakers around the world?
Friday, November 22nd, 2013
By Steve Hanke   Well, it’s official, the economic talking- head establishment has declared war on Germany. The opening shots in this battle were fired by none other than the United States Treasury Department,
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
By JEFFREY BELL AND RICH DANKER There is thought to be a pitched battle raging within the White House over President Obama's pick to succeed Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke when his term expires early next year.
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Does the Chairman really believe that the Fed will be able to just sit back and watch the money supply unwind itself?

Monday, February 25th, 2013
Money manager Peter Schiff predicts, “We are headed for a monetary crisis, a dollar crisis. . . .
Wednesday, December 26th, 2012
by Frank Shostak On Wednesday December 12, 2012 Fed policy makers announced that they will boost their main stimulus tool by adding $45 billion of monthly Treasury purchases to an existing program to buy $40 billion of mortgage debt a month.
Friday, December 14th, 2012
(Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's latest moves to reduce borrowing costs and boost the economy could be hard to reverse, a top Fed official said on Friday.
Friday, October 5th, 2012

A policy of low but persistent inflation anesthetizes workers to declining real wages.