fed independence, alternative currencies, fed, federal reserve, cato monetary conference

  From President Trump lobbing invectives against Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Twitter to progressives clamoring for the Federal Reserve to use monetary policy to finance social projects, our central bank's independence looks increasingly tenuous. Recently, Chairman Powell called for an internal "strategic review" of how…

excess reserves, fed, fed balance sheet, repos, bank reserves

"The FOMC should forget about r* for the moment and focus on … the supermassive black hole at the center of global dollar funding markets."—Zoltan Poszar, 21 August, 2019. A few weeks ago, as part of its effort to prevent overnight rates from rising above the Fed's…