I recently heard John Tamny on a talkshow and HAD to have him as a HausGuest.
Here’s a brief bio:
John Tamny is Political Economy editor at Forbes, senior economic adviser to Toreador Research & Trading, and editor of RealClearMarkets.com (RCM). A spin-off of the policy website RealClearPolitics, RCM seeks to compile top-quality information and opinion about the stock markets and global economy. Mr. Tamny frequently writes about the securities markets, along with tax, trade and monetary policy issues that impact those markets for a variety of publications including theWall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Financial Times, National Review and London’s Daily Telegraph.
Prior to his present work, Mr. Tamny worked in private wealth management for Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs. Mr. Tamny received a BA in Government from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Firstly, I’m going to talk with him about his most recent book on the Federal Reserve (something I know PRECIOUS little about):
Here’s the summary:
The Federal Reserve is one of the most disliked entities in the United States at present, right alongside the IRS. Americans despise the Fed, but they’re also generally a bit confused as to why they distrust our central bank. Their animus is reasonable, though, because the Fed’s most famous function—targeting the Fed funds rate—is totally backwards.
Who Needs the Fed? makes a sober case against the Federal Reserve by explaining what credit really is, and why the Fed’s existence is inimical to its creation. Readers will come away entertained, much more knowledgeable, and prepared to argue that the Fed is merely superfluous on its best days but perilous on its worst.
He’s also recently written 3 great articles that I’ll want to discuss with him as well:
- On China’s stealing intellectual property:
- On the EpiPen controversy:
- On the economics of the food business:
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