Financial Crisis Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Feb 27, 2023

King’s College, a tiny Christian college in the heart of New York City, is facing a financial crisis that threatens its very existence. School officials are begging donors to help them meet the college’s “immediate financial needs,” including building and…

by | Sep 22, 2022

The Federal Reserve continues to impose tighter money as a cure for inflation while refusing to indict looser money as the cause of it. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) this week offered “supply and demand imbalances related to the…

by | Jul 7, 2022

Just in case you were not already quaking in your fuchsia suede platform boots, the Paris fall/winter couture shows offer proof. To judge from the hemlines at notable houses like Chanel and Dior, we’re in for a rough economic ride….

by | May 12, 2022

Joe Biden named inflation “my top domestic priority” on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced an annual consumer price index of 8.3 percent for April. The president’s top domestic priority also ranks first in terms of his…

by | May 10, 2022

The Fed plays a hitherto unprecedented role in the U.S. economy. Growth in the money stock, which had until 2020 remained in the single digits annually, has soared by a remarkable 40 percent since the beginning of the pandemic. Yet…

by and and | Apr 19, 2022

Prices can rise for any number of reasons. Non-monetary events like supply-chain disruptions, or a spike in demand for a hot product or service — or a government regulation that creates scarcity — can all push up prices. The “good”…

by | Apr 7, 2022

One can improve one’s lot in life even in troubled times.

by | Mar 22, 2021

President Biden’s American Rescue Plan would be more aptly named “The Era of Big Government is Back.” Government created the problem, namely shuttering the United States economy, fearing COVID-19. This national shutdown has caused enormous damage to American small business,…

by | Feb 7, 2019

In Finance and Philosophy, Alex Pollock, formerly Chief Executive Officer at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago and now a distinguished senior fellow at the R Street Institute, asks why we’re always surprised by financial crises. In fact, we shouldn’t be surprised at all.

by | Jan 11, 2019

The question of questions: Why did we have so much volatility in the financial markets in the Fall and early Winter? This was extreme volatility by any measure. The fact that it happened while the U.S. was in an extreme…

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