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We're All Talking about Inflation, but Deflation May Also Be on the Way

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Blog11/30/2021

When prices fall as a result of rising wealth that's good news. But deflation is also good news when it follows the bursting of a financial bubble caused by money creation.

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Monetary Policy Is in Turmoil

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Blog11/26/2021

From the point of view of present-day standard macroeconomics, monetary history is a succession of technical changes to facilitate an increasingly large inflation of the money supply.

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Joe Weisenthal Thinks Debasing the Dollar Is the Moral Thing to Do

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Blog11/25/2021

In one recent thread, Weisenthal mocked the people worried about the falling purchasing power of the US dollar, and claimed that it would be immoral for currency to maintain its value over time.

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No, Inflation Is Not Good for You

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Blog11/22/2021

According to the Marxists and their fellow travelers, inflation is good because it transfers wealth from creditors to debtors, and debtors are "the 99 percent." But inflation doesn't work that way.  

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"Going Cashless" Isn't as Easy as It Seems

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Blog11/20/2021

The fact that various electronic money transfers are taking place does not mean that we do not require cash any longer. On the contrary, the fact that the cash exists enables those transfers to take place.

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Is Price Stability Really a Good Thing?

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Blog11/17/2021

Contrary to popular thinking, there is no such thing as a price level that should be stabilized by the central bank in order to promote economic prosperity.

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Since 2008, Monetary Policy Has Cost American Savers about $4 Trillion

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Blog11/15/2021

After thirteen years with on average negative real returns to conservative savings, it is time to require the Federal Reserve to address its impact on savers.

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How Nigeria's Central Bank Inflates the Money Supply

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The Nigerian central bank uses all the same tools as other central banks. And it uses them a lot.

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How Asset Price Inflation Is Different from Goods Price Inflation

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Blog11/09/2021

Asset price inflation is the process by which "irrational" speculation in asset markets is spurred by monetary inflation. This can occur even without any accompanying goods price inflation.

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In a Free Economy, Prices Would Be Going down, Not Up

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Blog11/06/2021

In an age of growing productivity and technological advancement, goods would be getting cheaper every year. This is a reason why price inflation rises more slowly than money supply inflation.

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