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The Fed could certainly encourage more price inflation if it wanted to. But it seems the real goal is not steady inflation, but support for the financial sector.
Free MarketsPrice Controls
Rent control in Ontario has restricted the supply of housing while lowering the quality of available units.
Taxes and SpendingWorld HistoryPolitical Theory
When Vikings robbed their victims, they often called the booty gjald (debt) as if the stolen goods were repayment for a service provided by the robbers.
Thomas Sowell has explained that while "Marx may have explicitly advocated the idea of a democratic workers’ government, his own personal style was dictatorial, manipulative, and intolerant."
Although huge government expenditures are not in themselves inflationary, a large deficit is almost certain to be financed by inflationary means—by directly or indirectly printing more money.
Philosophy and MethodologySubjectivism
Mises thought that social cooperation through the free market resulted in peace and prosperity, regardless of whether people or societies accepted this or not.
The stock market does not have a life of its own. In a relatively free economy, success or failure of investment in stocks depends ultimately on the same factors that determine success or failure of any business.
Financial MarketsMonetary PolicyWorld History
Japan's government is now addicted to easy money Abenomics. With Abe now gone, the next leader might tinker around with altered approaches, but it will be more of the same.