Heavy doses of monetary policy have become the norm throughout the Western world over the past few decades, with the lowering of interest rates the most commonly utilized tool. Can interest rates ever go below zero, and if so, what does it mean?
With high levels of inflation and general economic malaise affecting Venezuala, some experts say the country has passed "the point of no return."
Last Friday, the Commerce Department released its initial estimate of U.S. economic growth for the fourth quarter of 2015, and the news was grim for the economy.
The Federal Reserve will not be audited any time soon, but its manipulations may soon lead to a sound money revolution.
Democrats and one Republican in the U.S. Senate joined forces on January 12 to protect the Federal Reserve from transparency and accountability, voting down the enormously popular “Audit the Fed” legislation that would have opened up the controversial bank's books to government auditors.
The U.S. middle class, which for more than four decades comprised the majority of Americans, has declined to the point where it makes up slightly less than 50 percent of the U.S. adult population.
On November 2, the day President Obama signed a bill suspending the federal government’s $18.1-trillion debt limit until March 15, 2017, the total national debt jumped $339 billion.