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Jim Grant Podcast – Is The Fed Broke?

Grant’s Interest Rate Observer Podcast, Released on 1/16/19

Alex J. Pollock, distinguished senior fellow at the R Street Institute in Washington and former president of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, calls in to discuss the state of our central bank’s own finances. @RSI @FHLBC

3:07 Unrealized losses and the printing press
6:27 Treasury issuance and the Fed
9:45 Negative capital. Does it matter?
15:55 Partially paid-in capital; echoes of the banking partnerships of old

James “Jim” Grant is an American writer and publisher and the founder of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, a twice-monthly journal of the financial markets. He is the author , most recently, of The Forgotten Depression: 1921: The Crash That Cured Itself. Grant’s television appearances include “60 Minutes,” “The Charlie Rose Show,” Bloomberg TV, CNBC and other well-known financial news sources. His journalism has appeared in a variety of periodicals, including the “Financial Times”, “The Wall Street Journal” and “Foreign Affairs.”

One Response to Jim Grant Podcast – Is The Fed Broke?

  1. Slvrizgold Reply

    01/21/2019 at 6:32 am

    I don’t accept the Fed. And haven’t for over a decade. HH!

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