Preparing for Payment System Fragility

– May 23, 2022

“Inflation creates many problems, including an increased risk of payment system glitches, like the shuttering of banking and credit card networks, leaving individuals economically stranded.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Video: Who Is to Blame for Inflation?

– May 20, 2022

“Is ‘Putin’s Price Hike’ real? Are supply chain disturbances the most significant source of inflation, or is there more to the story? Thomas Hogan gives us his perspective on the causes of inflation.” ~ Kate Wand

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Inflation: What Causes It, and When Will it Subside?

– May 18, 2022

“The growth rate of currency in circulation has been back to pre-crisis rates for at least 2 quarters. We should expect inflation and the growth rate of expenditures to follow and inflationary winds to subside as a result.” ~ James L. Caton

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Should the Fed Devalue Our Currency to Implement Negative Interest Rates?

– May 17, 2022

“Where Agarwal and Kimball comment that the zero lower bound ‘is not a law of nature, but a policy choice,’ I suggest that the same is true about the need to fight an excess demand for money by cutting an interest rate instrument or target.” ~ Lawrence H. White

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The Federal Reserve’s Moving Target

– May 13, 2022

“If persistent deviations from the Federal Reserve’s target can be costly in terms of resource misallocation, imagine the costs associated with simultaneous fluctuations in both inflation and its target for inflation.” ~ Joshua Hendrickson

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When Should the Federal Reserve Have Moved on Inflation?

– May 12, 2022

“Last month, I joined Caleb Brown on the Cato Daily Podcast. We discussed how inflation—and our understanding of inflation—evolved over the last year, when the Fed should have moved on inflation, and how much grace the Fed deserves when we evaluate its monumental miss.” ~ William J. Luther

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For the Least of These: Against Inflation Economics

“To tame the inflationary beast and to build a more humane economy, especially for the poor, we need to grapple with inflation’s practical and moral effects.” ~ Dylan Pahman & Alexander William Salter

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The Renewed Politicization of the Federal Reserve

– May 5, 2022

“Central bank independence can only be maintained by focusing on the narrow goals assigned by Congress. By straying from its mandate, Fed officials have chosen to base their decisions on politics rather than on sound economics.” ~ Thomas L. Hogan

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Lisa Cook is Unqualified for the Federal Reserve Board

– May 4, 2022

“It’s time to end mandate drift once and for all. We need qualified nominees who understand the proper role of monetary policy. Unfortunately, Dr. Cook falls short on both counts.” ~ Alexander William Salter

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The Fed is Responsible for Great Inflations

– May 3, 2022

“It’s time the Fed accepts responsibility and moves decisively to curb inflation before the problem gets even worse. Volcker’s Fed whipped inflation, and Powell’s Fed can, too.” ~ Nicholas Curott & Tyler A. Watts

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Prices Continue to Rise, Exceeding Fed Projections

– April 29, 2022

“The Fed seems resolved to see inflation climb further. I expect FOMC members will revise up their projections of inflation again in June. They should revise their course of action, to bring inflation down as planned, instead.” ~ William J. Luther

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Lessons From America’s First Great Inflations

– April 26, 2022

“Today, the Federal Reserve and federal government serve as America’s Rhode Island, the money pump that keeps the money supply rising faster than money demand.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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