In contrast to the Keynesians and Friedmanites, Rothbard showed how Austrian economists can understand the stagflation phenomenon through price theory and capital theory. Interest rates must be raised in order to flush out malinvestments.
The literary accounts and studies of the Soviet Union, the Eastern Bloc, and Nazi Germany necessarily failed to grasp the root of the problem—namely, the psychopathological dimension of the inception and development of pathocracy.
Imposing sanctions will advance the reach of surveillance capitalism while strengthening the power of states to control the financial system overall. The end result will be a lower standard of living and a less free economy.