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Robert Aro

Robert Aro is a chartered professional accountant (CPA, CA) from Toronto who writes for the Mises Power and Market blog on issues surrounding the Federal Reserve and central banking. He is currently enrolled in the Mises Institute’s graduate school, working toward his master of arts in Austrian economics. In 2021, Robert placed third in the Free Private Cities short story contest with "Express to City Center ONE," which explores the endless possibilities a stateless society can offer the world. Passionate about writing and economics, he intends to publish in the future.

You can follow Robert under the name Econ Circus on Twitter.

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Bond Trading at the Fed

06/08/2021Power & Market

"Since the Fed cannot measure or even clearly identify the effect of its intervention, it becomes impossible to say whether the intervention was a successful endeavor."

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Kashkari Said What?

06/08/2021Power & Market
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Can the Fed's Portfolio Ever Return to Normal?

06/02/2021Power & Market

Everyone knows the Fed cannot continue to buy assets indefinitely; yet, it’s difficult to picture a world where the Fed does not buy assets indefinitely. The effects on various markets, such as stock, bonds, or housing seem unfathomable.

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1970s Inflation: The Narrative versus the Lie (Pt. 2)

05/26/2021Power & Market

The only way inflation could be defeated would be if periods of “negative inflation” existed. Unfortunately, this rare occurrence has only been for negligible amounts. It’s fair to say anyone alive today has only experienced perpetual price increases their entire lives.

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1970s Inflation: The Narrative versus the Lie (Pt. 1)

05/24/2021Power & Market

The current narrative garnering ever increasing media attention goes something like this: “Inflation was extremely high in the 1970’s so the Fed raised rates and controlled inflation.”  But the true story is a bit more complicated. 

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