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Why the New Economics Just Boils Down to Printing More Money

InflationOther Schools of Thought

Blog06/15/2020

The new Keynesian recommendation for monetary policy is to “stabilize the growth of aggregate demand.” In plain language this means that the monetary authorities should never stop flooding the economy with paper money.

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The Quantity Theory of Money and the Equation of Exchange

InflationOther Schools of ThoughtPrices

Bad theories have a long life in the social sciences, and the crude quantity theory of money is one that refuses to go away.

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The Importance of Economic Theory in Understanding Historical Data

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog06/08/2020

"History cannot teach us any general rule, principle, or law. There is no means to abstract from a historical experience a posteriori any theories or theorems concerning human conduct and policies."

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Progressives and the Origins of the Economic "Consensus"

ProgressivismInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

Blog06/03/2020

Why economics abandoned the analysis of human action in favor of Keynes-inspired math-centered economics.

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To Prevent Problematic Inflation, We Need More Production. Which Means There's Trouble Ahead.

InflationMonetary TheoryOther Schools of Thought

Blog05/25/2020

Price inflation is so difficult to predict, because there are so many moving parts: money supply, demand, money velocity, and supply of goods and services.

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Why Official Inflation Measures Don't Work

InflationOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/23/2020

In theory, it is possible to adjust inflation measures to account for the many constant changes in prices resulting from changing demand, quality, and innovations. But it's essentially impossible to execute these adjustments accurately.

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Krugman: We Need More Unemployment—to Save Us from Unemployment

Booms and BustsLabor and WagesOther Schools of Thought

Blog05/19/2020

Paul Krugman is now claiming that reopening the economy and allowing people to go to work almost surely will cause a depression.

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How Government Spending Can Make the Debt Burden Look Smaller than It Really Is

Taxes and SpendingOther Schools of Thought

Blog05/07/2020

Governments can increase GDP numbers simply by spending more, and this can reduce debt as a percentage of GDP. But what if we calculate GDP using only private spending?

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Why Americans Don't Have Any Savings

InflationOther Schools of Thought

Blog04/15/2020

Central bankers think too much saving is a problem that must be solved with more money creation. But the real problem is the Keynesian-style fractional reserve banking system.

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What "Lender of Last Resort" Is Supposed to Mean

Other Schools of Thought

Blog04/06/2020

Modern central banks have already moved far beyond what was once considered the proper role for a central bank as a "lender of last resort." Now Keynesians and MMTers want to take things even further.

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