Money and the Rule of Law: Looking Back After a Year

– June 7, 2022

“We face even more difficult challenges ahead. We who believe in good economics and prudent political economy have our work cut out for us if we want to bring the rule of law to central banking.” ~ Alexander William Salter

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When Did The Fed Change Its Tune?

“The Fed could have—and should have—taken prompt action to bring down inflation. It didn’t. Now inflation is much higher—and much harder to deal with—than it otherwise would have been.” ~ William J. Bergman & William J. Luther

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Yes, Supply Problems Can Cause Inflation

– June 1, 2022

“We use models, mathematical or otherwise, because they help us understand the real world. Let’s not define that world out of existence. Supply problems can, in fact, cause inflation.” ~ Alexander William Salter

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Inflation Slowed in April, But Remains High

– May 30, 2022

“The Fed increased its federal funds rate target by 50 basis points in May 2022 and looks set to follow with similar rate hikes in June and July. The price level data from April shows no anticipatory effects of the policy.” ~ William J. Luther

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“Woke” Fed Fell Asleep on the Job

– May 22, 2022

“With inflation raging at the highest rate in 40 years, it is time to reexamine the Fed’s legitimate responsibilities.” ~ Nicholas Curott & James McClure

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Who Is to Blame for Inflation? (Video)

– 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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A Drinking Man’s Guide to Monetary Policy

– May 14, 2022

“Just like drinking, expansionary monetary policy can provide a temporary (or transitory) high at first (faster real output growth and reduced unemployment). However, the ill effects come later (in an inflation “hangover”).” ~ Gary M. Galles

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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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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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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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