Questions tagged [federal-reserve]

Questions about the Federal Reserve System of the United States of America with regard to government or politics

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Implications of governments borrowing from a central bank rather than issuing money directly

Early in the history of the United States the political battle was fought between those who favored a strong central bank of the United States and others who felt the government reserved the right to ...
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Can the president put his own likeness on money?

Preface, I am unsure of all the powers the Federal Reserve possess or who controls the Reserve outside of congress. However it is at the Federal level so I was wondering. What control over the ...
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Federal Reserve authority to buy government debt

Does the Federal Reserve have the ability or authority to offer to buy (at a premium?) any government debts coming due and simply choose not to claim them from the Treasury? In context of the current ...
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Is there legal recourse for creditors if Treasury defaults on any (not necessarily all) of its debts?

This is a follow up to a previous question I had here Fed Authority I understand that once the government goes into default it triggers a number of different legal steps and procedures, such as CDS ...