Happy Birthday! Now Die. Podcast of December 22 Show

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the The Federal Reserve, which is neither federal, nor a reserve! The Fed was in the news this week because outgoing chairman Ben Bernanke announced the beginning of the end for quantitative easing. I discuss these issues and more on this week’s show:

Hour 1


Hour 2

Here are some of the articles and other references that came up on the show:

My favorite book on the Fed, with the genius feature of chapter summaries so you can blow through the big picture in under two hours…awesome!

Here is my post with all the charts that show the destruction the Fed has wrought.

Here are a couple of articles that answer Eric’s points….
The Gold Standard and the Great Depression

Life with the Fed: Sunshine and Lollipops?

Here is the interview Bob recommended….

and the article…
100 Years Later, The Federal Reserve Has Failed At Everything It’s Tried

A caller recommended the video “Money Masters” and I think this is the one he was talking about…looks great!

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