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Booms and BustsCentral BanksThe FedInflation
The Fed’s tampering with market signals undermines the process of wealth generation, thereby exerting an upward pressure on the time preference interest rate and the market interest rate.
Now that inflation is the highest it has been in four decades, the monetary authorities are trying one trick after another. Only ending artificially low interest rates will help.
Central BanksFinancial MarketsInflation
The latest bout of inflation has exposed how central banks around the world have used easy money policies to help cover for the economic drag created by the regulatory state.
Central BanksFree MarketsProgressivismCapital and Interest Theory
Although progressives and their allies might condemn capitalism, they rarely can define it.
Even though the Fed has been inflating the US dollar with impunity, neither the yen nor the euro can challenge the USD.
Just like the USA, Mexico is being hit with high inflation. This should surprise no one, given the Mexican government's recent economic policies.
The relative lack of inflation in Japan doesn't mean real wages haven't fallen.
Central BanksThe FedInflation
The buzz in Washington is that the Fed is "fighting inflation." But this is like an arsonist fighting the fire he started.
Central BanksEconomic PolicyThe FedInflationBusiness CyclesInterventionism
Forget Jerome Powell's fanciful "soft landing" or the notion that the Fed can pull another rabbit from its hat. The banking system is headed for a crash and monetary authorities likely will make things worse.
Central BanksThe FedInflationGold StandardInterventionism
Janet Yellen admits she underestimated inflation, but she still does not realize that inflation is not higher prices, but the increase in fiat money that forces up prices.