Tag Archives: Ben Bernanke

Can the Fed really do anything to save the economy?

WASHINGTON  — The Federal Reserve is running out of options to try to boost a slumping economy and lower unemployment. So policymakers are expected to reach 50 years back into their playbook for their next move. Most economists expect the … Continue reading

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INFO CHART: History of the United State’s GDP growth since 1923

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): Gross National Product MINUS any payments on foreign investments. The monetary “value” of all of a nation’s goods and services produced within a nation’s borders and within a particular period of time, such as a year. … Continue reading

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The Fed and Interest Rates: Surprise, Surprise The Federal Reserve Bank’s interest rate policy is not as “independent” as most people think

You may remember the event that dominated last week’s U.S. economic calendar: the June 22 Federal Reserve’s interest rates announcement followed by Ben Bernanke‘s press-conference. In a credit-based economy that revolves around lending and borrowing, interest rates are a hugely … Continue reading

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