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With inflation making workers poorer, and with midterm elections looming, Janet Yellen is doing damage control by arguing over the definition of "recession."
The FedFree Markets
Keynesians believe that if government spends more, it creates wealth in the process because it is "creating demand." But only wealth generation can create demand for goods.
It’s impossible to simply declare nationalism itself to be good or bad. Its goodness or badness depends primarily on its effect on existing regimes and state institutions.
Booms and BustsThe FedInflationBusiness Cycles
When Paul Volcker was Fed chairman forty years ago, he did what was necessary to bring down inflation. Unfortunately, the current Fed leadership at best is engaging in Volcker Lite.
Modern socialists claim that Hitler's Nazi regime was the antithesis of socialism. Hitler would have disagreed, as he saw himself and his movement as being primarily socialist.
Booms and BustsInflation
As prices rise, many people—including economists, who should know better—claim that price increases are inflation. They are not.
Rather than contributing to a "soft landing," raising interest rates will continue to destroy wealth.
Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic Policy
Politicians, academics, and the media often call for a new Manhattan Project to deal with economic issues. But there is a huge difference between technological problems and economic ones.