For Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), 76, the 2012 Republican primaries are probably his last tango with presidential politics.
It was 13 months ago we disclosed that the administration passed a stimulus bill known as the $17.5 billion “Hiring Incentives Act” to restore employment.
Twice now I have reported on the rash of resignations amongst top figures at financial institutions across the globe.
Sometimes a little bit of inflation is not such a bad thing. In the United States, prices starting to creep upward shows the deep wounds from the credit crisis are slowly healing and the U.S. economy is well on the road to recovery.
The wreckage left by the housing collapse is well known: The unemployment rate in the construction industry is more than17%. About 1.4 million workers in the field are unemployed. Are unemployed construction workers worse off than the rest of the job
Our full length comic book that was adapted from the movie's script is almost fully published online. We will be celebrating its last page published soon...followed by printing of the entire book. Time to dig in, however I should warn you of the
Alex welcomes to the show Joe Plummer, author of Dishonest Money: Financing the Road to Ruin.
The Federal Reserve did not help the Watergate burglars get cash, stonewall congressional inquiries in the 1970s political scandal or help Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein get a $5.5 billion loan to purchase weapons in the 1980s, the agency's inspector ge
Federal Reserve policymakers appear less keen to launch a fresh round of monetary stimulus as the U.S. economy improves, according to minutes for the central bank's March meeting.
“Human history seems logical in afterthought but a mystery in forethought. Writers of history have a way of describing interwar societies as coursing from postwar to prewar as though people alive at the time knew when that transition occurred.” – Str
Federal regulators are poised to crack down on 8 financial firms that are not part of the recent government settlement over home foreclosure practices involving sloppy, inaccurate or forged documents. A senior Federal Reserve official recommended fi
Silver Circle is coming to theaters in August!
Last year the Fed purchased a stunning 61% of the total net Treasury issuance, up from negligible amounts prior to the 2008 financial crisis.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sat for an interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, and we dug through the transcript for the most important details. We found these seven points to be the most enlightening:
The year is finally here! Join the Rebels this fall as they fight the Federal Reserve in the animated thriller-romance, Silver Circle.
Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Ron Paul, will hold a hearing to examine the Federal Reserve’s assistance to the Eurozone and the impact that assistance has on the U.S. monetary system and the dollar.
Examine how the Federal Reserve bails out European banks, propping up spendthrift European governments in the process. Unfortunately this bailout comes at the expense of American citizens, in the form of higher prices and diminished savings down the
It now appears that the propaganda masters at the Federal Reserve have decided to go for young American minds while they are still pliable.
Here at the Silver Underground it seems we have a surplus of Guy Fawkes masks. Five masks to be exact. So, every week for the next five weeks we’re going to hold a different contest and give out the masks as prizes. If you want to protest in style st
If You Meet the Buddha on the Road... ...kill him. Charles Goyette on financial and political enlightenment.
In its annual report for 2011 the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released a startling report revealing that 52% of all the assets held by the entire banking industry have now become aggregated into the hands of just five companies, and the top 10 ins
The Federal Reserve ran another "stress test" on major financial institutions and has determined that 15 of the 19 tested are safe,even in the most extreme circumstances:
The Federal Reserve says 15 of the country's top 19 banks have enough capital to survive a "severe recession," which it defined as "peak unemployment rate of 13 percent, a 50 percent drop in equity prices, and a 21 percent decline in housing prices."
The Federal Reserve said 15 of the 19 largest U.S. banks could maintain adequate capital levels even in a recession scenario in which they continue paying dividends and buy back stock.
The Federal Reserve said Monday that it will release its findings this week on how the country’s biggest banks would fare under a nightmare economic scenario.
Federal Reserve officials are considering a novel approach to bond buying aimed at countering some of the worry that another round of asset purchases by the central bank could fuel inflation, according to the Wall Street Journal.
As long as there is confidence in the Fed, the Fed's strategy may pan out, right?
While the Fed has recently released an unprecedented amount of information on its activities, there is still much that remains unknown. Predictably, every push towards transparency has been fought tooth and nail.
In other words, while the Fed's charter forbids it from buying US equities outright, it certainly can promise that it will bail out such bosom friends as the Bank of Israel, the Swiss National Bank, and soon everyone else, if and when their investmen
Central banks' joint efforts sustain global system ... Never before have the world's central banks sent so much money sloshing through the global financial system. Extraordinary steps since the 2008 financial crisis to nurse the international banking