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US President Donald Trump (C) interacts with children as people participate in the White House Sports and Fitness Day on May 30, 2018 in Washington,DC. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Atlanta Fed Boosts Second Quarter GDP Forecast to 4.8%

The GDPNow forecast has been climbing higher following the releases of good economic data. On May 25, the measure foresaw four percent GDP growth. This rose to 4.7 percent Thursday and ticked even higher on Friday following the better than expected jobs report for May.

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WSJ Ed Board: The Federal Reserve Needs an Outsider for Chairman, Not Yellen or Powell

Two of Donald Trump’s front-runners for Fed Chairman represent “the monetary policies that have favored the affluent and done little or nothing for the real economy,” says the Wall Street Journal’s Editorial Board. Current Chair Janet Yellen and Fed Board alum Jay Powell are, according to the publication, a continuation of the same failed Fed policies that led “so many working-class voters [to turn] to Mr. Trump in 2016.”

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Mexico Pledges 12% Foreign Exchange to Stabilize Peso

Mexico’s central bank was forced to pledge up to 12 percent of the nation’s total foreign exchange reserves to prevent a disastrous run on the peso currency, which has already fallen by 20 percent since the U.S. elections on November 8.

Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman, Janet Yellen looks over her papers during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, February 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. Ms. Yellen is delivering the Federal Reserve's semi-annual Monetary Policy Report to the House Committee. (Photo by )

Potential Housing Crisis Dead Ahead

Chairman Janet Yellen says the Federal Reserve is delaying hiking interest rates, so the rapidly inflating real-estate bubble seems headed toward another crisis.

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The Federal Reserve of Goldman Sachs

With the appointment of Neel Kashkari as President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, former Goldman Sachs executives will hold 4 of the 5 Fed Presidents’ seats on the powerful Federal Open Markets Committee that controls U.S. interests rates.

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Gold Standard More Popular than Federal Reserve For Good Reason

At the Jackson Hole Economic Summit the American Principles Project demonstrated that the people can’t be fooled in the long term by monetary magic forever. In a national poll by McLaughlin & McLaughlin 1,000 respondents were asked if they would support the Gold Standard in the United States. 39% replied yes, 15% replied no, and 46% were undecided. That is more than a 2:1 ratio for favorability.

These results and the margin between approve and disapprove are better than recent polls on the Federal Reserve or its recent leaders as shown in recent Gallup polls over the last two years: Negative on the Fed and its leaders are very high, while negatives on Gold are very low.

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Jackson Hole Fed Summit: A Failing Long Term Fed Report Card

From its founding until the beginning of the 20th century, the United States went from a non-economy to being the world’s largest and wealthiest economy. It achieved this feat on the gold standard mostly, with no central bank, (except for 36 years), and with little or no central planning.

Statues of unemployed men standing in a unemployment line during the Great Depression at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt(FDR) Memorial September 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. During the first four years of FDR's term, nearly one-third of the American people were unemployed. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read

James Grant Sets Stick of Dynamite to Bush/Obamanomics

It was a very deep depression, as deep as the one that succeeded in 1929. But in this case, the government did not intervene, and it was over in less than two years. Was this a coincidence? Grant does not think it was. He believes, as this writer does, that present government interventions have deepened our current economic malaise and are retarding a full recovery.

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Snapchat CEO Warns it’s a “Matter of When” Tech Bubble Bursts

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel revealed Tuesday at the California Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes that the company is planning for an initial public offering (IPO). He said the company, recently valued at $15 billion, had no desire to be acquired in a merger like the Facebook’s $3 billion offer two years ago. Then, in a refreshing twist for such a young captain of industry, Spiegel warned that the Fed’s “easy money policy” and low interest have created a tech bubble and it’s only a “matter of time till it bursts.”