classical liberalism, David Hume, Nicolas Oresme, sound money, William Cobbet

Alt-M contributor Larry White gave the 4th annual Liggio Lecture on September 24 at Atlas Network’s annual Liberty Forum in Miami. Atlas established the lecture in honor of their late vice president of academics, Leonard Liggio (1933-2014), an esteemed classical liberal scholar who also served as President of the Mont…

Federal Reserve, Cato Journal, The Fed, behavioral economics, inflation targeting, zero lower bound, balance sheet, normalization

The fall 2016 issue of the Cato Journal is now available. Along with articles on free speech, climate change, and the peculiar business of politics, the latest edition offers a full line up on pressing issues in the current discourse on monetary policy. Among them are pieces critiquing calls to raise the Fed's inflation target, the Fed's…

CFPB, checks and balances, cognitive capture, primary dealer, regulatory capture, the Fed

After spending some years in both legislative and regulatory policy roles, I’ve come to even more strongly believe that almost everything you really need to understand regulation can be found in Peltzman’s classic 1976 extension of Stigler’s original economic model of regulation. Almost everything. What I find lacking is recognition…