A budget in chains.

One of the more controversial provisions of the CARES Act consists of the $454 billion it allows the U.S. Treasury to devote to "backstopping"  (that is, to supplying partial funding for) the Federal Reserve's emergency lending. In a previous post, I argued that these Treasury backstops help…

Constitutional Money, Gold standard, McCulloch v. Maryland, Richard Timberlake, Supreme Court

(In honor of Constitution Day, September 17th — which is observed today — we are reprising this post from April 26th, 2013, on CMFA Academic Advisor Richard Timberlake's book Constitutional Money.) That's what Dick Timberlake originally planned to call the fantastic book that Cambridge University Press has recently published…