by Thom Hartmann
An inflationary crisis proved to be the justification for reworking the American political economy in the direction of the vast inequality we observe today.
SOURCE: Project Syndicate
by Kenneth Rogoff
Problems of political economy complicate the job central bankers face in setting interest rates. From international relations to domestic politics to an aging population, an economist considers the similarities and differences between now and the 1970s.
SOURCE: The New Republic
by Bruce Bartlett
Friedman’s ardent libertarian faith was central to his monetarist thinking; like all libertarians, he was always extremely wary of anything that would cause the size of government to grow.
SOURCE: Foreign Policy
by Adam Tooze
A financial historian argues that it's time to see institutions like the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve as political actors and question how and why they act.
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