Yaron Brook Show: The Federal Reserve, Markets & the Trump Economy

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2y Dec 19, 2018

Yaron discusses the ability of the Federal Reserve to guide the economy, their ability to set interest rates & the consequences for the economy and for financial markets. Yaron argues that there should be no Fed and that Powell's Federal Reserve is particularily dangerous.

Episode Breakdown:
00:04:52: the Fed and interest rates; central planners; economic forecasting and models
00:11:56: the Fed’s purpose & impact on the economy
00:25:20: Question: what would happen to NYC if all the financial institutions moved away?
00:27:23: Question: why did it take so long for the Fed to be established post 1907?
00:29:38: Question: should one morally condemn social media when they are immoral?
00:31:13: Question: Is ARI open to financing independent philosophers like Charles Tu?
00:32:28: Question: Can you explain why the government is responsible for Jekyll island?
00:35:54: the Fed’s function in the economy, then and now; Gold; CPI and inflation
00:48:12: current Fed interest rate; alleged reasons; Market response and consequences
00:59:48: Question: why do bankers have a choke-hold on the world and how can that be changed?
1:01:34: Question: Why did Alan Greenspan abandon Objectivism?
1:03:53: critiquing Trump’s economy; Paris accord, CO2 emissions, and Poverty rate
1:13:00: Question: How to fix the Fed?
1:14:07: Trump’s economy; tax deductions and cuts; minority employment rates; wages

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About Yaron Brook

Yaron Brook, Radical for Capitalism, discusses news, culture and politics from the principled perspective of Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism. Yaron is the executive chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute and a world class speaker.


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