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from Commentaries:

Time for the Fed to stand up to its critics

August 20, 2009

John M. Berry is a guest columnist who has covered the economy for four decades for the Washington Post and other publications.

from The Great Debate:

It’s tough to modify your way out of a hole

July 14, 2009

jamessaft1(James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own)

If you thought the U.S. housing crash could be blunted if only lenders would cut delinquent borrowers a break, it is perhaps time to move on to another vain hope.

from The Great Debate:

First exit for the Fed

June 23, 2009

fed-- Agnes T. Crane is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are her own --

Call it a battle for beginnings and endings, and the Federal Reserve is smack in the middle.

Issues in monetary normalisation

June 16, 2009

john_kemp– John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own –

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Fed sets out exit strategy

March 26, 2009

John Kemp Great Debate-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

Intense criticism of the Fed's role in the financial rescue program and the decision to triple its balance sheet, including monetizing a portion of the Treasury's debt, has forced the central bank to issue an unusual defense of its actions (http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/monetary/20090323b.htm).

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U.S. government borrowing runs into resistance

March 26, 2009

John Kemp Great Debate-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

Investors have started to balk at absorbing large quantities of U.S. government debt, taking on substantial inflation and devaluation risk in return for little reward. While the government has no trouble placing short-term debt with a maturity of up to 2 years, longer-dated securities are proving much harder to sell.

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Geithner’s naked subsidy redefines toxic

By J Saft
March 25, 2009

jimsaftcolumn31-- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own

Treasury Secretary Geithner is all but admitting that U.S. banks are suffering not from market failure but self-inflicted collateral damage.

from The Great Debate:

First 100 Days: Prioritize and take a hands-on approach

January 20, 2009

ram-charan-photo-- Ram Charan is the author several book, including "Leadership in the Era of Economic Uncertainty: The New Rules for Getting the Right Things Done in Difficult Times." A noted expert on business strategy, Charan has coached CEOs and helped companies like GE, Bank of America, Verizon, KLM, and Thomson shape and implement their strategic direction. The opinions expressed are his own. --

from The Great Debate:

How will the Fed get off its Tiger?

By J Saft
December 19, 2008

James Saft Great Debate -- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

The Federal Reserve and U.S. economy have two considerable risks now that quantitative easing is at hand: keeping the dollar from a disorderly decline and figuring out how to dismount from the tiger.

from Ask...:

Money, money everywhere …except in your pocket?

December 16, 2008

There's lots of money sloshing around the financial system these days. The Federal Reserve has established a target range of 0-0.25 percent for its key rate, bringing it closer to unconventional action to lift the economy out of a year-long recession.