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Central BanksInflationMonetary Policy
Argentina is one of the world's poster children for hyperinflation. Unfortunately, monetary reforms aren't working because the authorities are not serious about having a sound currency.
Bureaucracy and RegulationThe FedInflationMonetary PolicyU.S. Economy
While the faux debt ceiling drama rages in Washington, DC, governments worldwide are defaulting on their debt via inflation.
Booms and BustsKeynesMonetary PolicyU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles
With the US economy facing a severe downturn, we should remember that two recessions ended quickly because the government didn't intervene at all.
Although the Bank of England is largely responsible for inflation in the UK, its leaders blame British consumers and workers for the price increases.
InflationMonetary PolicyInterventionismMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking
Monetarists believe there is an optimum growth rate of money. However, a fiat money system itself is unstable, so there is no optimum growth rate.
Central BanksGlobal EconomyMonetary PolicyWar and Foreign Policy
As the US government debases the dollar, other nations take notice and possibilities increase that another currency based on sound principles might emerge.
Booms and BustsThe FedInflationMonetary PolicyBusiness Cycles
Austrian business cycle theory points out that easy money leads to malinvestments. Once easy money disappears, the crash begins. Time to clean up malinvested assets.
Booms and BustsFed WatchInflationMonetary PolicyU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles
After years of inflationary intervention, the Federal Reserve has no more rabbits to pull out of the hat.
Central BanksDemocracyMonetary PolicyMoney and BanksWorld History
Walter Bagehot, as Jim Grant writes, believed that bankers and central bankers should exhibit financial discipline. He would not recognize today's banking world.
The FedInflationMonetary PolicyU.S. HistoryWorld History
A generation ago, the Berlin Wall fell and the USSR collapsed. Today, US monetary authorities are bringing down our own country.