Tag Archives: William Poole

Reviving the ‘Real World’ Scenario That’s Disappeared from Government Reports

For 50 years or so the federal government has deliberately and to an increasing extent misstated probable future budget deficits. Democrats and Republicans are guilty. The White House is guilty. And so is Congress. Private firms that deliberately misrepresent their … Continue reading

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2013 Most Viewed Posts

Although CYNICONOMICS isn’t quite a year old, we’ll join the bloggers who report their most viewed posts at the end of the calendar year. We added up our page views here and on two other sites that publish our articles … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Trust the Fed, Here’s an Inside View That Confirms Your Worst Suspicions

Earlier this year the notion that the Fed might modestly taper its purchases drove significant upheaval across financial markets. This episode should engender humility on all sides. It should also correct the misimpression that QE is anything other than an … Continue reading

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