Inflation

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Despite Their Hubris, Monetary Authorities Do Not Have Total Control

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Blog09/22/2022

While officials in the White House, Treasury, and the Fed give the appearance of being in control, but in truth, they cannot undo the damage they have done.

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Do People Accept Money Because Government Endorses It?

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Blog09/22/2022

Why does money have value? Typical economists claim that money is valuable because the government declares it so. But that is impossible, given the true origins of money, which are best explained by Austrian economists.

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The Inflation Reduction Act: Another Unfair and Unjustified State Intervention

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Blog09/21/2022

One doubts that the so-called Inflation Reduction Act will reduce inflation. However, it will wreak havoc on the US economy with its lethal mix of taxes, regulations, subsidies, and outright crony capitalism.

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The Fed Is Wrong to Make Policies Based upon the Phillips Curve

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Blog09/15/2022

Adherents of the famous Phillips curve believe there is a permanent tradeoff between inflation and unemployment. This is mistaken.

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Powell's Pivot to "Pain" but No Gain: Triggering the Coming Recession

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Blog09/14/2022

The Fed is slowly increasing interest rates in the hopes that the economy will experience a "soft landing." However, there is no way to soften the blows about to fall on the economy.

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How the Fed Helped Create Another Calamity: The Ongoing Emerging Market Debt Crisis

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Blog09/13/2022

The Fed's suppression of interest rates in the USA didn't just affect this nation's economy. It also drove investors to seek higher interest rates in questionable investments.

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Looking at the Economic Myth of the "Soft Landing"

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Blog09/12/2022

Paul Krugman recently argued that the Federal Reserve can engineer a "soft landing" for the economy as it tries to deal with inflation. Such a view ignores economic realities.

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Short-Term Market Volatility Is Not Entirely Random

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Blog09/10/2022

Typical teaching on stock prices says they are little more than a random walk. But people's purposeful actions are behind every economic transactions.

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Inflation, the Price Level, and Economic Growth: Everything the Elites Tell You about It Is Wrong

Inflation

Blog09/08/2022

Inflation is not a product of corporate greed or rising wages. It is a fraud perpetrated by government authorities that impoverishes average people while enriching elites.

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Throwing the Fed's Machinery in Reverse: Fed Interest Rate Policies Continue to Damage the Economy

Booms and BustsCentral BanksThe FedInflation

Blog09/07/2022

The Fed’s tampering with market signals undermines the process of wealth generation, thereby exerting an upward pressure on the time preference interest rate and the market interest rate.

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