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Monetary Reform

Alan Reynolds (who coined the term “supply side”) at IDB asks how the sinking euro leading to “higher costs of energy, metals, fabrics and agricultural raw materials supposed to make European industries more competitive?” Also, Alan Reynolds,  on implications of the dollar strengthening relative to the euro and yen.

From, Ralph Benko says Boehner, McConnell, and Congress should be addressing the growth gap.

At The National Interest, Jay Zawatsky describes how LBJ, not Nixon, ended the gold standard.

From Bloomberg, Steve Matthews and Catarina Saraiva write U.S. economic data has been the world’s most disappointing.

Bloomberg shows how the Fed caused the dollar to drop 2% in hours.

From Bloomberg View, Ramesh Ponnuru weighs in on Selgin vs. Samuelson debate over the Fed.

From FT, Roger Blitz says the dollar surge poses a policy dilemma for the Fed.

At the Fiscal Times, Anthony Mirhaydari believes the soaring dollar could unleash a currency crisis.

At Quartz, a former Fed staffer criticizes ‘Audit the Fed.’

From TGSN, Ralph Benko presents part 7 of his exclusive interview with Lewis Lehrman.