Inflation

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It Didn't Begin with FDR: Currency Devaluation in the Roman Empire

InflationTaxes and Spending

No matter the historical era, governments have excelled at one thing: debasing their own currency. Rome was no exception, as Roman government excesses required inflation—lots of inflation.

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No, Inflation Is Not "Transitory," and It Is Worse than the Government Admits

Central BanksInflationMonetary Theory

Blog03/10/2022

Current rates of inflation are worse than what the government claims. Not surprisingly, the government gains when people are fooled.

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Will Inflation Turn into Stagflation?

The FedInflationMonetary Policy

Blog02/21/2022

The Fed is, effectively, a car driving at night, very fast, with no headlights. That is a real threat, probably to an unprecedented degree.

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An Inflation Outlook for the US Dollar in 2022

InflationMoney and Banking

Blog12/31/2021

Central bankers are being disingenuous when they insist that rising prices are a temporary phenomenon.

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Shrinkflation, Inflation’s Sneaky Cousin, Is on the Rise

Inflation

Blog07/28/2021

We've all hear the reports of inflation by now, but what about the shrinkflation going on?

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The Fed's Policies since the 2020 Coronavirus Panic

The FedInflation

Blog06/02/2021

Since the corona panic, the Fed has bought a ton of government bonds, but it's also started buying corporate bonds, has abolished reserve requirements, redefined their M1 measure, and switched to average inflation targeting.

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Crying Wolf on (Hyper)Inflation?

Inflation

Blog03/19/2021

In the early years of QE, many economists warned that the Fed’s unprecedented monetary inflation would cause a significant increase in consumer prices. In this chapter, we’ll assess several popular explanations for why the Fed’s monetary inflation since 2008 hasn’t generated a comparable...

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No, Drops in Money Velocity Don't Offset Money Printing

InflationMoney and BankingOther Schools of Thought

Blog02/23/2021

According to popular thinking, the sharp decline in money velocity since June 2008 is likely to neutralize recent strong money supply increases’ effect on price inflation ahead. This is a fallacy.

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Germany's Inflation Tax and the Rising Cost of Living

Global EconomyInflationLabor and Wages

Blog02/06/2021

If we take the tax burden and asset price inflation into account, real incomes in Germany aren't doing nearly as well as the official data suggests. 

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