Here's a letter that I sent last week to the New York Times:
Editor, The New York Times
229 West 43rd St.
New York, NY 10036
To the Editor:
Tedesco argues that the U.S. banking system is infected by a risky lack
of regulation ("The Great Solvent North," Feb. 27). She's correct.
But she overlooks what is by far the most dangerous failure to
constrain decision-makers' ability to wreak havoc.
is the Federal Reserve's monopoly power to determine the supply of
dollars. Facing no competition in supplying dollars, the Fed is free
to err or to behave irresponsibly without being disciplined by
competitive-market feedback, and without being guided by the knowledge
that would be discovered and revealed by competition.
Donald J. Boudreaux