You won’t believe the idea that America’s quintessential foreign policy establishment organ is floating now.
Or maybe you will.
Foreign Affairs is the journal of the Council of Foreign Relations, the organization that seems to drive much of the consensus foreign policy of the country, and from whose membership the top officials of Republican and Democrat administrations are regularly drawn.
In its September/October issue, Foreign Affairs wanders away from the calamity of its interventionist foreign policy consensus to offer equally calamitous interventionist monetary advice.
The publication offers a piece instructing the Federal Reserve to give the money it prints directly to the people.
To make sure there is no mistake about this, the article is even entitled Print Less but Transfer More: Why Central Banks Should Give Money Directly to the People…
That’s where Helicopter Ben Bernanke comes in. Under such conditions Bernanke, citing Milton Friedman before him, said that if need be the Fed could simply drop cash from helicopter doors into the waiting hands of people below….
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