Tag Archives: Inflation

Deflation: The New Normal.

Let’s face it, the world is getting dangerous, and those with wealth throughout the world are finding U.S. Treasuries.  Capital flows into the U.S. economy has appreciated the dollar.  This along with deflation is a very good sign for American … Continue reading

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Inflation & the Federal Reserve

The chatter-media class has hit its note in unison, unemployment is down and inflation is rising.  Even though the recession ended in June ’09, the U.S. economy has been in negative territory since late 2008. How best to explain this? … Continue reading

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Why the Debt Ceiling Matters: Currency & Goverance Regime Matters

In national emergencies Congress can exceed tax expenditures and run deficits.  What Reagan taught was simple, the deficit itself is not the problem, but the depth, the reach and scope of government on civil society IS. This is why confiscatory … Continue reading

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Why There’s NO Inflation

Ok, let’s set the record straight:  you need two things for inflation.  You need to print money and you need monetary velocity (people spending). Question:  why is there no inflation? The answer just isn’t a lack of velocity.  The real … Continue reading

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The Boys in Beijing: Sinic Thoughts on Reform

The Chinese Communist Party is right to think that we’ve declared war. We have after all destroyed THEIR export based political economy.  Now their faced with the difficult political choice of having to pursue domestic fiscal/monetary reform. Why does this … Continue reading

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Slowing Healthcare Inflation

When the gnomes residing at the bottom of any bureaucracy decide to write Op-Ed’s opining to validate policy, you know its politically motivated wishful thinking not sound economic analysis. Jason Furman is one such type.  Although he’s been ‘failing-up’ for … Continue reading

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Smack Down @ Team Federal Reserve

We really shouldn’t believe for a moment that the affinity which compels most economists to join Keynesian “Kraft” in D.C. is benevolent leadership.  Keynes’ own Fabian beliefs notwithstanding, do we really need at this critical juncture in our Nations history, … Continue reading

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Inflation, Productivity & Wages

The last election cycle revealed a badly needed tutorial on macroeconomics, especially considering the social impact of digital technology on production, inflation and wages. Productivity increases (chiefly through implementing digital technology) allow for the intensification of the division of labor, … Continue reading

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The Liberal Insurgency: Ludwig von Mises

Anyone who survived the social experiment of the Weimar Republic knows a thing or two of the intrinsic contradictions that underwrite Keynesian thought. No one possess greater insight into these matters than Ludwig von Mises. Here’s a quote from “Human … Continue reading

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The Federal Reserves Dual Mandate: Price Stability & Unemployment, A Prospectus

Marc Sumerlin is the current managing director of the Lindsay Group.  He served on President George W. Bush’s National Economic Council. Considered an authority on the Federal Reserve, he recently wrote criticizing the failure of the Federal Reserve to perform … Continue reading

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