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The real problem with inflation, properly understood is that it is essentially a wealth transfer away from the most productive parts of the economy. This causes bubbles and economic fragility.
SocialismPhilosophy and Methodology
The weird thing about dialectical materialism is that Marx seems to have cobbled it together from two philosophies that contradicted each other.
InflationMonetary PolicyProduction Theory
Central banks have decided that one of their main missions is to prevent deflation. But this only ends up causing the malinvestments that lead to economic busts.
Booms and BustsInflationMonetary Policy
After 2018, the US economy was already headed toward a recession. But bailouts and lockdowns have made things even worse.
Money really does buy happiness—up to a point. But at all income levels, happiness is very, very subjective.
Determining which businesses shall be open and how many people shall be allowed to gather is just another form of central planning. And central planning schemes have never ended well.
While the Left has agitated for more government spying and harsher "lockdowns," Brazil's president—perhaps fearing economic implosion—has been reluctant to crack down.
Booms and BustsInflationFinancial Markets
In this crisis the money supply has already increased far more than during the last crisis. But it's hard to say when this will produce inflation because we're still in the midst of a demand shock and a collapse in oil prices.