Alvaro Vargas Llosa
| Thursday September 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM PDT
The overdo increase of artificially low-interest rates could prove disastrous because of unhealthy debt levels and asset inflation.
Robert P. Murphy
| Friday September 14, 2018 at 9:21 AM PDT
The U.S. government and Federal Reserve caused the crisis, and since 2008 their actions have set us up for an even bigger calamity.
Randall G. Holcombe
| Wednesday September 1, 2010 at 3:38 PM PDT
Richard Fuld, who was CEO of Lehman Brothers when it went bankrupt in 2008, blames federal regulators for not rescuing his firm, which pushed it into bankruptcy. Since when is it the government’s job to save firms from their own mistakes and keep them out of bankruptcy? Fuld accurately notes that the federal government...Read More »
William F. Shughart II
| Thursday August 13, 2009 at 8:38 AM PDT
Ben Bernanke’s four-year term as Chairman of the Federal Reserve System ends on January 31, 2010. In a story published on August 12 and headlined “Economists Call for Bernanke to Stay, Say Recession is Over”, Wall Street Journal reporter Paul Izzo writes that “economists are nearly unanimous” in recommending that President Obama reappoint Mr....Read More »