U.S. Policies Exporting Inflation

NCPA: The Federal Reserve’s adoption of an expansionary monetary policy following the 2008 recession ignored inflationary warning signs on the dollar standard’s periphery, destabilizing both the U.S. and global economies, according to a new report by National Center for Policy Analysis Research Associate Hector Colon.

Exporting U.S. Inflation

In late 2008, in order to boost the American economy and help mitigate the effects of the Great Recession, the Federal Reserve adopted an expansionary monetary policy, enlarging its balance sheet. The …

Dodd-Frank in the Congo

The consequences of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Protection Act can be felt as far away as the Congo. Buried deep within the massive regulatory package is a conflict minerals statute …

Dallas City Cable TV Goes HD

NBC 5 News: Dallas City Cable TV has switched over to HD, and now levies a 1% tax on FIOS and U-Verse customers, which “falls disproportionately on households with the lower income,” says NCPA Senior Fellow Pamela Villarreal in an NBC 5 News interview.

Federal Interest Rate Hike

CNBC and CNBC Asia:NCPA Distinguished Fellow and former president of the Dallas Fed Bob McTeer discusses the unchanged federal interest rates and future implications of current Fed policies in interviews with CNBC and CNBC Asia.

A Chronology of the Financial Crisis

Most Americans did not recognize that the United States had a financial problem until 2007. When people recognized the problem, it was seen as a subprime mortgage issue. In fact, on January 4, 2008, the American Dialect Society voted “subprime” as the word of the year for 2007. Evidence of the impending crisis, however, emerged years earlier.