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In a free market economy, banks would actually have to clear their checks and this would be a deterrent to creating money out of "air."
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If a monetary rule like the Taylor Rule is not a solution to the problem of the Fed, what is? Competition.
Here are the five most important issues to keep an eye on in 2017.
The Fed keeps hinting that it plans to raise the target rate more than once this year. But, the Fed's level of confidence is near zero.
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Congress seems set to reform the Fed, but what we really need is Fed competition.
The Fed says it can use a "neutral interest rate" to set policy. But, Fed economists don't understand how the neutral rate works.