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Monthly Archives July 2010

Inflation: Watering Down the Punch

Posted by Tom Duncan
July 30, 2010

“With the recent financial crisis macroeconomic issues are receiving more and more attention. Inflation is one of those issues. Many claim inflation to be the cause of the crisis; which has even given the Austrian business cycle theory attention from the media. The theory states that an increase in the money supply causes a false […]

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A Conversation with Milton Friedman – Liberty Fund

Posted by Tom Duncan
July 30, 2010

“Milton Friedman discusses his economic ideas with Gary S. Becker. Recipient of the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, Milton Friedman has long been recognized as one of our most important economic thinkers, and a leader of the Chicago school of monetary economics. A senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution since 1977, he is […]

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“Should the Fed Pump Even More”

Posted by Tom Duncan
July 29, 2010

“The only way fiscal and monetary stimulus could “work” is if the flow of real savings (i.e., real funding) is large enough to support (i.e., fund) government activities and activities that sprang up on the back of loose-monetary policy while still permitting a positive rate of growth in the activities of real-wealth generators. (Note that […]

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“Alan Blinder and Mark Zandi’s Keynesian Black Box”

Posted by Tom Duncan
July 28, 2010

“In a recent Wall Street Journal column, Princeton economist Alan Blinder wonders why 64 percent of Americans do not believe the $849 billion “fiscal stimulus” bill “saved or created” many jobs. “The main reason,” he explains, “appears to be that the White House’s January 2009 forecast was too optimistic — projecting, for example, an unemployment […]

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Age of Inflation

Posted by Tom Duncan
July 28, 2010

“Professor Hans F. Sennholz is the outstanding student of Ludwig von Mises whose lifetime work specialized in monetary and financial economics. This book is one of his great legacies to economic science. The title Age of Inflation reflects its subject matter and the date of original publication: 1979, the year of the outbreak of double-digit […]

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The Inflation Crisis and How to Resolve It

Posted by Tom Duncan
July 28, 2010

“No subject is so much discussed today – or so little understood – as inflation. The politicians in Washington talk of it as if it were some horrible visitation from without, over which they had no control – like a flood, a foreign invasion, or a plague. It is something they are always promising to […]

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“Inflation and Deficit Spending Revisited”

Posted by Tom Duncan
July 28, 2010

“In a recent article in this journal, Giffin, Macomber, and Berry (1981), hereafter referred to as GMB, attempt to test the hypothesis that larger deficits cause increases in the money supply and hence inflation. To test the debt monetization hypothesis, they analyze U.S. data for the period 1959-79. Finding no evidence that debt monetization causes […]

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“Budget Deficits and Inflation”

Posted by Tom Duncan
July 28, 2010

“The sharp rise in the rate of inflation in 1973, after two years of diminishing rates, was a great surprise to many. What was the primary cause? Many rea-sons have been advanced to explain this change, some of them logical, and some not. Most of the explanations are based, in one way or another, on […]

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