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Does Quantitative Easing Benefit the 99% or the 1%?

Forget Competing Theories … What Do the Facts Say about Quantitative Easing? Paul Krugman says that QE, expansive monetary policy and inflation help the little guy (the 99%) and hurt the big banks (the 1%). Of course, followers of the Austrian school of economics dispute this argument – and say that it is only the […]


Gold Surge Bodes Ill for Economy

The recent increase in gold prices suggest investors are increasingly worried the Federal Reserve may soon back off its current policy of quantitative easing in which it has bought billions of dollars of U.S. treasury debt and mortgage backed securities over the past few years.


US Credit Rating Cut Again

Ratings firm Egan-Jones cut its credit rating on the U.S. government to “AA-” from “AA,” citing its opinion that quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve would hurt the U.S. economy and the country’s credit quality.