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People walk down 16th Street after “Defund The Police” was painted on the street near the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 8.

Defund the Bankers

The U.S. economy needs reform, and the Black Lives Matter movement shows how it can be done.

Santiago Demonstrators Clash With Police Over Food Supply

Food Price Spikes and Social Unrest: The Dark Side of the Fed’s Crisis-Fighting

Emergency monetary policies produce an unintended consequence: rising food prices around the world.

Christine Lagarde, then-director of the International Monetary Fund, speaks with Jerome Powell, the chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, during the family picture of the G-20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors in Buenos Aires on July 21, 2018.

The Death of the Central Bank Myth

For decades, monetary policy has been treated as technical, not political. The pandemic has ended that illusion forever.

Demonstrators protest against government bailouts of banks in front of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York City on Oct. 24, 2008.

This Time, Can We Finally Turn a Financial Crisis Into an Opportunity?

Once again, markets are crashing and taxpayers are bailing out wealthy insiders. It's time we reform this perverse social contract.

$100 notes are printed at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C., on May 20, 2013.

The Democratic People’s Republic of U.S. Monetary Policy

Congress is outsourcing more and more policymaking to the Federal Reserve.

Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Paul Volcker

What Paul Volcker Got Right About Global Finance

The late Federal Reserve chief was most renowned for fighting inflation, but he also understood—before almost anyone else did—that Wall Street was out of control.

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill on Feb. 27, 2018.

Beware SOFR

With the global economy slowing, the world has a new acronym to worry about.

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman nominee Jerome Powell looks on as President Donald Trump speaks during a press event in the Rose Garden at the White House on Nov. 2, 2017.

What the Last Recession Tells Us About the Next One

A transcript of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s remarks in Paris.

A container ship unloads its cargo from Asia at the Long Beach port in California on Aug. 1.

Our Top Weekend Reads

The U.S.-China trade war reignites, the Fed takes bold action, and a U.S.-Russia nuclear treaty comes to an end.

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference in Washington on July 31.

Flying Blind With the Fed

The Fed chairman confirms that uncertainty over trade is slowing the global economy and no one knows quite what to do about it.

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell looks on as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a press event at the White House in Washington on Nov. 2, 2017.

The Global Economy Lives in Wonderland Now

Central banks have gone fully through the looking glass, and it’s time that everyone else followed.

The Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 22, 2008.

The Fed Is Trump’s Secret Ally in the Trade War

By lowering interest rates, the body is cushioning the blow of tariffs and convincing the president that they are working.

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Fed Rate Hike Sets Up Showdown With Trump

It's going to be more expensive to borrow money in Donald Trump's America.

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