Inflation

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Defining "Inflation" Correctly

InflationPricesProduction Theory

06/05/2020Audio/Video
The real problem with inflation, properly understood is that it is essentially a wealth transfer away from the most productive parts of the economy. This causes bubbles and economic fragility.
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The Fed Is Doing "Whatever It Takes" to Prop Up the Economy. That's a Very Bad Thing.

InflationMonetary PolicyInterventionism

05/27/2020Audio/Video
There's now no difference between monetary policy and other government programs designed to prop up firms, industries, and other favored groups. The Fed is simply another government planning agency.
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To Prevent Problematic Inflation, We Need More Production. Which Means There's Trouble Ahead.

InflationMonetary PolicyOther Schools of Thought

05/26/2020Audio/Video
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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A Note on Some Recent Misinterpretations of the Cantillon Effect

Central BanksInflationMonetary PolicyCantillon

05/21/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Sieroń comments on Book and Sumner regarding the Cantillon effect, arguing that the Austrian analysis of the Cantillon effect is correct.
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Let's Hope Deflation Is Headed Our Way

InflationLabor and WagesMonetary TheoryProduction Theory

05/21/2020Audio/Video
Central banks have decided that one of their main missions is to prevent deflation. But this only ends up causing the malinvestments that lead to economic busts.
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Germany Pushes Back against the ECB's Bailouts

InflationFinancial Markets

05/13/2020Audio/Video
The EU has now become essentially a makeshift, lawless regime designed to prop up bankrupt states. So much so, in fact, that even the German supreme court has become alarmed.
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Why Has There Been So Little Consumer Price Inflation?

InflationFinancial Markets

05/11/2020Audio/Video
Prices of consumer goods have grown rather slowly in spite of sizable money supply growth. Why is there a gap?
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How This Crisis Differs from the 2008–2009 Financial Crisis

Booms and BustsInflationFinancial Markets

05/11/2020Audio/Video
In this crisis the money supply has already increased far more than during the last crisis. But it's hard to say when this will produce inflation because we're still in the midst of a demand shock and a collapse in oil prices.
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How All That Extra Stimulus Money Could Lead to Price Inflation

InflationMonetary Policy

05/07/2020Audio/Video
More money creation doesn't necessarily mean higher consumer prices. But, if production is falling while consumers use their stimulus checks to buy food and clothing, we could see noticeable price inflation.
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Decades of Productivity Gains Have Made Our Debt Bomb Manageable (For Now)

InflationPricesProduction Theory

05/02/2020Audio/Video
Although the money supply has greatly increased, accompanying growth in production has it possible to keep the current system of immense debt increase going for a long time.
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