Inflating

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Despite the Fed’s breathtaking increase of base money since the autumn of 2008, the money stock as measured by conventional concepts such as M2 has not increased greatly

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
In this piece, Mark Thornton tries to solve the riddle:  "Where is the Inflation?" by Mark Thornton
Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Bloomberg's recently (and quite rightly) christened "Forbes 30 Under 30" superstar Josh Barro is inside my head.

Monday, December 17th, 2012

In order to avert next year’s automatic spending cuts, President Obama has called for a return to President Clinton's higher tax rates on incomes over $200,000 ($250,000 for joint filers).

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

As an economic crisis manager, Leszek Balcerowicz has few peers. When communism fell in Europe, he pioneered "shock therapy" to slay hyperinflation and build a free market.

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

In his recent Mises Daily article "Fool's Gold Standards," John P. Cochran warns his readers against accepting any monetary reform less than that of money created by the free market.

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Economic Bulletin

Vol. LII, no. 12 |December, 2012

Using monetary policy to boost growth and employment worked. Then people caught on.

by Steven R. Cunningham, PhD, Director of Research and Education, and Polina Vlasenko, PhD, Research Fellow

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Amazingly, the government is capable of losing money by making money.

Monday, November 26th, 2012

We need more inflation. That's the message of stock markets.

Friday, November 9th, 2012
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, consumer prices have risen only 2% since this time last year. But according to my eyes this is nonsense. For example, over the last month I have twice experienced the effects of large price increases with regards to America’s favorite poultry, chicken.
Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Although first published in 1960, the book is every bit as readable and valid today as it was then.

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Prof. Steve H. Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics at the Johns Hopkins University believes that Iran is facing hyperinflation, with a monthly inflation rate of nearly 70% per month and its national currency, rial, has lost its value against the U.S. dollar dramatically.

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

My October 2009 Globe Asia column was titled “Iran’s Death Spiral.” In light of the recent events that have transpired in Iran, I think I might have been onto something back in 2009.

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