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Even after Admitting She Underestimated Inflation, Janet Yellen Still Doesn't Understand What It Is

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Blog06/15/2022

Janet Yellen admits she underestimated inflation, but she still does not realize that inflation is not higher prices, but the increase in fiat money that forces up prices.

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Even When There Is Inflation, the Fed STILL Fights Falling Prices

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Blog06/13/2022

Forget the notion that the Fed "fights inflation." In fact, the Fed exists to promote inflation.

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Interest Rates Are Rising, but the Fed Continues to Be Reckless

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Blog06/10/2022

The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates in hopes of reversing some of the inflationary damage it has done for more than a decade. Unfortunately, the Fed already has done incalculable damage to the economy.

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Greenspan Would Be Proud: A Lesson in Fed Speak

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Blog06/04/2022

The Federal Reserve continues the proud Greenspan tradition of obfuscation and confusing language to describe its reckless actions.

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Mergers, Acquisitions, and Market Manias: The Fed Has Made Things Worse

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Blog05/27/2022

As the economy begins to slow, the results of the Fed's money pumping are showing up in mergers and acquisitions.

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The Fed's Latest Housing Bubble

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Blog05/21/2022

After the 2008 housing bust, the government supposedly set up a fail-safe mortgage program aimed at preventing future bubbles. It failed.

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Federal Reserve Policies Aimed at Creating Price Stability Bring About Economic Instability

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Blog05/16/2022

While Fed policies openly try to make prices "stable," the central bank actually is creating economic instability and an impoverished economy.

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What Happens When Central Banks Attempt to Tighten? Even More Resource Misallocation

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Blog05/13/2022

Popular economic wisdom says central banks can counter harmful effects of inflation by raising interest rates. Unfortunately, such moves carry their own forms of misallocation of resources and capital.

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Contrary to What Some Economists Claim, the Fed Can't Give the Economy a "Neutral" Rate of Interest

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Blog05/07/2022

Fed chairman Jerome Powell recently claimed they were "targeting" the "neutral" interest rate. The Fed cannot set or even know that rate, for it doesn't come from government authorities.

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