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Money and Banks
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.
U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy
The US military's turn to "wokeness" is a result of decades of high military spending and public deference toward military "experts." That gave us a military that is overfunded and highly political.
In an economy where the ruling party controls enormous portions of the economy, attempts to redistribute some of that state-owned wealth isn't necessarily a move against the private sector.
"You do not exploit people by offering them jobs, even if you could have made them an offer they would have found even more desirable."
After the Lehman collapse, Wall Street learned nothing. In fact, Wall Street instead embraced Too Big to Fail which means the financial sector is more dependent on government than ever before.
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.
There's nothing wrong with firms focusing on wealth maximization. In fact, this process allows for workers and investors to gain more wealth—and to put that wealth to use helping everyone in society.
War and Foreign Policy
Left-leaning economists and journalists apparently still harbor nostalgia for the central planning and protectionism of the "good ol' days" of the Second World War.