from Staff Report, The Daily Bell:
At Jackson Hole, a growing fear for Fed independence … Increasing political encroachment on the Federal Reserve, particularly from the Republican Party, could threaten the central bank‘s hard-won independence and undermine confidence in the nearly 100-year old institution. That was the pervasive sentiment among economists gathered at the Fed’s annual monetary policy symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. – Reuters
Dominant Social Theme: If we don’t have a central bank, what have we got?
Free-Market Analysis: Here at the Daily Bell, we have simple questions that we ask regularly about central banking: How much money is enough, and how do central bankers know it?
The answer is that central bankers DON’T know how much money is too much. Only the market can inform us of the volume and value of money.
The market can do this two ways: via the pricing of gold and silver and the pricing of competitive currencies.