Fed's Phony War on Inflation
- SO MANY GREENSPANS, AND ALL OF THEM HUMAN. Crook, Clive // National Journal;2/03/2001, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p322
Describes the political strategy of United States (U.S.) Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan regarding interest rates and inflation. Reason for the apology of U.S. President George W. Bush to Greenspan; Information on the interest rate of the U.S. Federal Reserve; Opinion from Greenspan on...
- Setting the Interest Rate. Marquis, Milton // FRBSF Economic Letter;10/11/2002, Vol. 2002 Issue 30, p1
Describes key features of the U.S. Federal Reserve's operating procedures for setting short-term market interest rates. Ways in which proposed rule changes for discount window borrowing affect the implementation of monetary policy; Economic benefits that are expected to accrue from rule...
- Federal Reserve watching economic indicators. Hoxter, Curtis J. // Caribbean Business;6/25/1998, Vol. 26 Issue 25, p29
Focuses on the economy of the United States in June 1998. Likelihood of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates; Factors which would influence the Federal Reserve's decision; When the last interest rate hike occurred; Description of various sources that could lead to increased inflation.
- Adding Inflation to Your Financial Plan. Applegate, James H. // Times of the Islands;Jan/Feb2011, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p22
The article discusses the plan of the Federal Reserve on raising the inflation rate by two percent in the U.S. It states that the tool that the federal agency will be using to create inflation is quantitative easing (QE). It notes that the potential side effects of QE includes the lower...
- Why We Must Have a Recession. Brockway, George P // New Leader;08/23/99, Vol. 82 Issue 10, p12
Explains the reasons for increasing the interest rates in the United States (US). Concept of how capitalist business runs; Reason prices do not affect the interest rate; What needs to be done for demand-pull inflation to work; Worry of the US Federal Reserve Board.
- In wake of discount rate increase, the Fed hangs tough on inflation. Nagan, Peter S.; Kaulman, Kenneth A. // ABA Banking Journal;Nov80, Vol. 72 Issue 11, p12
Focuses on the efforts of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board (Fed) to increase discount rates and rise interest rates. Impact of inflation on the economy; Influence of the money supply on economic growth; Decision of Fed in raising money-supply targets.
- Worst Economic Idea of 2002. Norton, Rob // Fortune;6/24/2002, Vol. 145 Issue 13, p46
Criticizes efforts of businesses to urge the U.S. Federal Reserve to keep interest rates low, causing inflation to rise, creating pricing power and igniting corporate profits. Argument that if inflation begins rising and companies increase prices unilaterally, there is no guarantee that the...
- Will interest rates plummet or slide? Nagan, Peter S.; Kaufman, Kenneth A. // ABA Banking Journal;Sep89, Vol. 81 Issue 9, p10
Discusses the condition of interest rates in the U.S. Attitudes of the Federal Reserve Board watchers toward the declining rates; Assumption of economists on the status of inflation; Impact of the situation on unemployment.
- Economy may force Fed slowdown. Beckner, Steven K. // Futures: News, Analysis & Strategies for Futures, Options & Deri;Feb99, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p20
Highlights the challenges that the United States Federal Reserve will be facing in 1999. Economic and financial turmoil experienced by the department in 1998; Move of the Federal Reserve in cutting the interest rates; Growth in the gross domestic product; Long-term inflation outlook.