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THE POWER AND INDEPENDENCE OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE

Peter Conti-Brown

Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2016, 347 pgs., index, bibliography, notes

 
 

Reviewer

 
 

Preface

 
 

Introduction

 
 

Part I - The Federal Reserve Is a "They,Not an "it"

 
 

Chapter 1 - The Three Foundings of the Federal Reserve

 
 

Chapter 2 - Leadership and Institutinal Change: Frm Periphery to Power

 
 

Chapter 3 - Central Banking by Committee: The Authority of the Fed's Board of Governors

 
 

Chapter 4 - The"Double Government" of the Federal Reserve; The Economists and the Lawyers

 
 

Chapter 5 - The Vestigial and Unconstitutional Federal Reserve Banks

 
 

Part II: The Five Hundred Hats of the Federal Reserve

 
 

Chapter 6: - Practicing Monetary Policy: The Rise and Fall of the Chaperone

 
 

Chapter 7: - The Once and Future Federal Reserve: The Fed's Banking Functions

 
 

Part III - The Sirens of the Federal Reserve

 
 

Chapter 8: - ThePresident and the Federal Reserve: The Limits of Law and the Power of Relationships

 
 

Chapter 9: - Congress and the Fed: The Curious Case of the Fed's Budgetary Autonomy

 
 

Chapter 10: - Club Fed: The Communities of the Federal Reserve

 
 

Part IV - The Democratic Demands of he Fed Governance: Reforming the Fed by Choosing the Chaperone

 
 

Chapter 11: Proposals

 
 

Conclusion

 
 

The Freemasons and the Federal Reserve

 

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