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Inflation is decelerating substantially towards the Fed target ADDENDUM: the huge impact of shelter

Measured by actual rather than fictitious prices, inflation is decelerating substantially towards the Fed target ADDENDUM: the huge impact of shelter  – by New Deal democrat For the last year, consumer prices have mainly been about two things: (1) the huge rise, and then fall, in gas prices; and (2) the phantom menace of owner’s equivalent rent (OER) dragging shelter prices higher, even as actual house prices peaked, and new rental...

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Interest rates, the yield curve, and the Fed chasing a Phantom (lagging) Menace

Interest rates, the yield curve, and the Fed chasing a Phantom (lagging) Menace There’s a lot going on with interest rates in the past few days. Mortgage rates have increased above 7%: This is the highest rate since 2008. Needless to say, if it lasts for any period of time it will further damage the housing market. The yield curve has almost completely inverted from 3 years out (lower bar on left; upper bar shows a similar curve in April...

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Fed should control yield curve.

This* is what #MMT has been arguing all along. It shouldn't just be for crises, and it's weird that anyone in favor of "central bank independence" doesn't think a central bank should have more tools.https://t.co/c6qSo4omNY — Scott Fullwiler (@stf18) March 27, 2020 *FT Opinion (Registration required)Why the Fed should put the Treasuries market on a war footing  Colby Smiththers

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Nathan Tankus — What if The Federal Reserve Just … Spent Money?

Nathan Tankus is a go-to guy on the institutional side of MMT. Following Scott Fullwiler, I also highly recommended subscribing to his new blog if you are into the nitty gritty and don't want to miss anything since I will only be linking it selectively. Nathan offers a free and a premium service. Like MMT legal scholar Rohan Grey, Nathan is an up-and-comer and is already becoming a star. The MMT bench is broadening and deepening. Please support Nathan if you are interested and able. Here is...

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There’s Nothing Normal About the Fed Pumping Hundreds of Billions Weekly to Unnamed Banks on Wall Street: “Somebody’s Got a Problem” — Pam Martens and Russ Martens

Yesterday, the House Financial Services Committee released its hearing schedule for October. There is not a peep about holding a hearing on the unprecedented hundreds of billions of dollars that the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is pumping into unnamed banks on Wall Street at a time when there is no public acknowledgement of any kind of financial crisis taking place. Congressional committees should have been instantly on top of the Fed’s actions when they first started on September 17...

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