Monetary disturbances have been either a major cause of or a key accentuating factor in business fluctuations. Maintaining a money of stable value through institutional reform would be socially beneficial. It is time to recognize the limits of activist monetary policy and to focus on long-run price stability as the Fed’s primary objective.

More on The Fed and Monetary Policy


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Cato Studies

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Fed Policy Is Too Light

Steve H. Hanke. The International Economy. Spring 2015.

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Public Filings

A Further Examination of Federal Reserve Reform Proposals

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Sound Monetary Policy

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Cato Reviews & Journals

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Bluster Notwithstanding, China’s Bargaining Position Will Weaken

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