Liberty Gardens

– April 12, 2022

“Maybe America has hit rock bottom and the current travails will induce a return to limited government. Until then, though, I suggest that you remove the rocks from your own garden, and plant yourself some Liberty this spring, summer, and fall.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Wild Meat Markets

– April 6, 2022

“Sensible deregulation worked for the airlines and their customers, is working for sex workers, and can work for America’s meat lovers too.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Has the Fed Abandoned Its Average Inflation Target?

– April 1, 2022

“Despite affirmations to the contrary, the Fed appears to have abandoned its average inflation target. Excessive nominal spending has pushed prices well above the level consistent with the Fed’s average inflation target.” ~ William J. Luther

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Government Debt and Inflation: Reality Intrudes

– March 22, 2022

“Sooner or later, absent substantially lowering government spending or raising taxes, interest payments will overwhelm the government’s budget. The situation might even be termed a sovereign debt crisis.” ~ Gerald P. Dwyer

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Americans Need a COLA, not a Coke

– March 18, 2022

“With inflation now high and trending higher, with no end in sight, American workers, and their employers, need to bring COLAs back, arguably out of fairness to workers but really out of efficiency.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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What Should Be Done to Fight Inflation? A U.S. Lawmaker Interviews Two Michigan Economists

– March 18, 2022

“The conversation centered around recent comments by US Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Jerome Powell, and how the Federal Reserve intends to bring our 40-year high inflation rate down to levels prior to 2021.” ~ Dr. Timothy G. Nash

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FOMC Projects Higher Inflation

– March 18, 2022

“Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s November statement killed the idea that inflation would be transitory. The most recent projections from the FOMC show how deeply that idea has been buried.” ~ William J. Luther & Morgan Timmann

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How to Think about Inflation

– March 13, 2022

“If we want to understand inflation, we need a framework to organize our thoughts. Economies are fiendishly complex; without a model that helps us focus on the relevant details, we’re lost in the woods.” ~ Alexander William Salter

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Do Greedy Countries Have Higher Inflation?

– March 11, 2022

“Blaming big corporations for inflation no doubt serves the political interests of Sens. Warren and Sanders. But it is inconsistent with the available data. That is not surprising: It is inconsistent with standard monetary economics as well.” ~ Nicolás Cachanosky

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Inflation Rips Ahead of March FOMC Meeting

– March 1, 2022

“The Fed should acknowledge that the inflation problem is much worse than it thought when it sets its course of action and adjust course accordingly. More likely, it will stay the course—and inflation will continue to outpace its projections.” ~ William J. Luther

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What Can the US Learn from Argentina’s Inflation?

– February 24, 2022

“We can learn by looking at countries that have employed these strategies before. Inflation in the U.S. has been modest by Argentine standards. To keep it that way, the US must avoid repeating Argentina’s mistakes.” ~ Nicolás Cachanosky

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Inflation Exceeds Fed’s Projection

– February 17, 2022

“I chalk it up to wishful thinking. Fed officials were not yet willing to tighten monetary policy. They hoped inflation would get better on its own. It didn’t, and their projections underestimated inflation as a result.” ~ William J. Luther

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