Freeman

July 1986

Volume 36, 1986

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Educational Freedom

AUGUST 01, 1975 by SCOTT W. BIXLER

An educational alternative consistent with the principles of a free society.

Inflation and Unemployment

JUNE 01, 1986 by HANS SENNHOLZ

Keynesian economics postulates a definite relationship between unemployment and inflation. Goods prices remain stable, according to Keynesian theory, as long as there is some unemployment. Inflation raises its head only beyond the full employment mark when demand exceeds supply and no idle resources are available to increase output (demand-pull inflation). The relationship is said to be illustrated by the Phillips curve named after A. W. Phillips, a British economist.

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