Roger Lowenstein’s new book, America’s Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve, was published in October.
 (December 2015)


The New Financial Order—Until It Collapsed

US Assistant Treasury Secretary Harry Dexter White and the British economist John Maynard Keynes at the inaugural meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank’s board of governors, Savannah, Georgia, March 1946

The Summit: Bretton Woods, 1944: J.M. Keynes and the Reshaping of the Global Economy

by Ed Conway
The world’s monetary system moves from tumult to tumult. Europe’s economy is stagnant and menaced with deflation. Greece has flirted both with leaving the euro and with default. America’s economy has fallen into a discouraging pattern of hopeful growth spurts followed by dispiriting slowdowns. Such turmoil has played havoc with …

They Hate the Fed

President Obama with outgoing Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke and Vice-Chair Janet Yellen, who Obama had just announced was his nominee to replace Bernanke, the White House, October 9, 2013

Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve

a film by Jim Bruce
America’s animosity toward central banks dates to the administration of George Washington, when Alexander Hamilton proposed the creation of a Bank of the United States to organize the debts of the states, establish a common currency, and promote manufacturing in the young nation’s economy. Thomas Jefferson feared that such a …