Today, many remain concerned about the great concentration of wealth and influence that the Federal Reserve Board wields today. Beginning with the Great Financial Crisis of 2008, it has been the Fed which has become the chief weapon used to stave off recession. Almost over-night it has become accepted economic doctrine that the Fed's new strategy of “stimulating” the economy through vast purchases of financial assets would somehow translate into increased economic activity. And thereby stave off a recession or depression.Read more
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