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Our current inflation rate is impacting our GDP, unemployment rate, and overall economy. Also, recent updates to net neutrality are analyzed.

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In an interview with World Magazine, AEI’s Peter Wallison explains that the affordable housing goals that were established for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 1992 caused them to have to reduce their underwriting standards, leading to the financial crisis.

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With “Audit the Fed,” Senator Paul is right to force us to confront these fundamental questions: What checks and balances should apply to the current Fed? Who is its boss?

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The causes of the 2008 market crash are examined. The policies that created risky mortgages in 2008 are still in effect which creates the opportunity for another market collapse today.

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In a recent interview President Obama criticized Staples in regards to its health care policy, but the accuracy of the comments is questioned.

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DATE IMPORTED:September 09, 2014U.S. Federal Reserve Board member Daniel Tarullo listens to questions from senators during his testimony about Wall Street reform before a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington September 9, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Recent statements by senior Federal Reserve officials show that the agency is stepping up efforts to investigate and ultimately regulate what they call the “shadow-banking system.” As the regulators define that term, it is nothing less than capital and securities markets—the industries principally responsible for the growth of the U.S. economy over the past 40 years.

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How good can a committee composed of jealous regulatory fiefdoms be at knowing systemic risk when it sees it?  Even more to the point, systemic risk is caused by what we think we know, when really we don’t.

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The outpouring of negative reviews of Hidden in Plain Sight were nothing more than a coordinated effort by the Left to suppress the book.

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Conditional value at risk (CoVaR) and marginal expected shortfall (MES) have been proposed as stock return based measures of the systemic risk created by individual financial institutions even though the literature provides no formal hypothesis test for detecting systemic risk. Our conclusion is that CoVaR and MES are not reliable measures of systemic risk.

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Despite what President Obama’s new tax proposal suggests, skeptics say there is not a linkage between income and equality and economic growth in advanced economies.

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