Inflating

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

...definitely not the same as the old board members.

  From CNNMoney:
Friday, January 20th, 2012

If the State is so resourceful, why does it need to borrow and tax so much?

Friday, January 20th, 2012

"We have today in my opinion, a symptom of inflation-of monetary inflation. And this is corporate profits have rebounded - they are at record highs. And the second symptom is essentially a bubble in high quality government bonds." -Marc Faber

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Remember, you still need to pull the parachute ripcord even if your altimeter is broken.

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
2011 was remarkable in many ways for the precious metals markets. Gold soared to new highs in early September, hitting at an intraday record of $1,920/ounce on the fifth. Silver screamed to within a hair of $50 on April 28.
Monday, January 9th, 2012
WASHINGTON—The U.S. economy ceased to function this week after unexpected existential remarks by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke shocked Americans into realizing that money is, in fact, just a meaningless and intangible social construct.
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
by Vern McKinley January 1st, 2012 11:19 pm
Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
A few days ago, Paul Krugman defended the position that "Friedrich Hayek is not an important figure in the history of macroeconomics." This triggered quite a few reactions (
Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
Rep. Ron Paul sponsored this Congressional lecture on "What About Money Causes Economic Crises?", the concluding lecture in a three part series on the basic principles of money for Congressional staff. As a continuing educational tool this lecture was filmed and is provided to the public.
Monday, December 19th, 2011
It’s amazing how so many people don’t get gold. It’s only been 40 years since the dollar was completely severed from it’s once proud golden heritage, yet most finance and econ people are wont to consider gold just another commodity—and a not very “useful” one at that.
Friday, December 16th, 2011
Bob Murphy over at Free Advice lays out the good news:
Monday, December 12th, 2011
The financial crisis in 2008, the uncertainty about the future of the Euro and the doubts on the efficiency of monetary policy has brought some renewed interest in the gold standard as an alternative monetary system; or, at least, as a benchmark to evaluate if central banks did actually performed be
Monday, December 5th, 2011

Libertarians, some Occupy supporters are among those calling for an end to the Federal Reserve

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
I’m trying to wrap my brain around the recent wave of ‘respectable’ economists coming out in favor of higher inflation.
Monday, November 14th, 2011
By all accounts in the news, the FOMC basically threw up its hands at its meeting this week, deciding it can't do anything constructive to improve economic conditions.
Monday, November 7th, 2011
In a previous post we commented on some aspects that are relevant for business cycles in the context of open economies.

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