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Booms and BustsInflation
Americans think hyperinflation can't happen here. Yet government spending and money creation are out of control, and it will not take much to trigger massive price hikes.
Falling prices ultimately lead to an increase in savings and to the creation of new wealth.
Roman keynesianism that ruined the empire and destroyed the Roman economy.
InflationWar and Foreign Policy
The dollar's petrodollar status has led the Federal Reserve to irresponsibly inflate the currency. The rest of the world has noticed and is looking for alternatives.
Central BanksGlobal EconomyInflation
Pakistan, like so many other countries, is seeing inflation close to spiraling out of control. As for finding causes, monetary authorities should look in the mirror.
The FedInflationBusiness Cycles
As the inevitable economic downturn becomes more evident, the Fed will attempt to stop deflation. But what this economy needs is a good dose of it.
The FedInflationMoney and BanksGold Standard
While we speak of a desire for honest money, the larger problem is that the Federal Reserve System cannot coexist with an honest money regime.
Progressives like Robert Reich now claim that there is no inflation, just businesses arbitrarily raising prices so they can increase profits. Such claims do not pass the test of economic logic.
Booms and BustsInflationUnemploymentBusiness Cycles
After following hyper-Keynesian policies for more than two decades, the Fed is about to create the conditions that Keynesians claimed were impossible: an inflationary recession.
Fed WatchGlobal EconomyInflation
Even with near-record inflation, the US dollar still has gained strength relative to other currencies. This does not mean that the Fed has been acting responsibly.