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Inflation

Brazil Is the New Greece Anything Peaceful
Brazil Is the New Greece

Brazil's debt is exploding, its credit is junk, inflation is in double digits, and interest payments alone are consuming 7% of GDP.

Venezuela Attacks US Website for Telling the Truth about Inflation Anything Peaceful
Venezuela Attacks US Website for Telling the Truth about Inflation

The Venezuelan central bank is suing an American website in federal court for telling the truth about the crumbling value of the bolivar. 

Against the Doomsayers Anything Peaceful
Against the Doomsayers

Disaster fears bring disaster politics: overreactions on a grand scale that we are better off without.

The Fed and the Phillips Blob Anything Peaceful
Janet Yellen and the Phillips Blob

The Fed gives the discredited "trade off" between inflation and unemployment a new lease on life (or, at least, on policy). 

The Rise and Fall of the Chinese Economy Anything Peaceful
The Rise and Fall of the Chinese Economy

Chinese debt is two or three times the size of its total GDP, and its stock and real estate markets are in a massive bubble. 

What You Should Know About Inflation Books
What You Should Know About Inflation

Inflation is the increase in the volume of money and bank credit in relation to the volume of goods. It is always and universally harmful to economic life. 

Government Loans Make College More Expensive, Worsen Income Inequality Anything Peaceful
Government Loans Make College More Expensive, Worsen Income Inequality

Federal student aid makes education more costly and makes the distribution of income more unequal. 

You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down The Freeman
You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down

Jim Blanchard overcame personal tragedy to become a powerful figure for liberty and sound money. 

Paul Krugman Is Wrong about What Paul Krugman Thought Anything Peaceful
Paul Krugman Is Wrong about What Paul Krugman Thought

It's a good idea to fact-check Professor Krugman, especially when he's talking about himself.

The Inevitable Chinese Stock Market Crash Anything Peaceful
The Inevitable Chinese Stock Market Crash
You can drug an economy for only so long. When the injections stop, the withdrawal symptoms take over. 
What Greek "Austerity"? Anything Peaceful
What Greek "Austerity"?

Athens's welfare state is broke, but it's still bloated beyond belief. 

Greek Spending Hits the Wall Anything Peaceful
Greek Spending Hits the Wall
Even if Greeks reject the bailout, there's no alternative to austerity.
Greeks Prepare to Be Pillaged Anything Peaceful
Greeks Prepare to Be Pillaged
Bitcoin offers panicked Greeks a way out of a corrupt and dying system. 
Driverless Money Anything Peaceful
Driverless Money

Driverless money would be far more beneficial to mankind than driverless cars ever will.

Venezuela Hits 510% Inflation Anything Peaceful
Venezuela Hits 510% Inflation
Venezuela’s bolivar is collapsing in the wake of pay hikes for state workers, price controls, and nationalizations.
Rome: Money, Mischief and Minted Crises Anything Peaceful
Rome: Money, Mischief and Minted Crises

Honest and transparent money could have saved the Romans from centuries of economic hardship.

Venezuela Moves to Natonalize Food, Ration Medicine, Kill Comedy Anything Peaceful
Venezuela Moves to Natonalize Food, Ration Medicine, Kill Comedy
Price controls led to shortages, shortages to rationing, rationing to nationalization, and you can't even laugh about it anymore.
The Other Half of the Inflation Story The Freeman
The Other Half of the Inflation Story
Credit expansion is like someone making too many of some puzzle pieces and too few of others, and then trying to force them all together.
Bitcoin Is Freeing the Developing World Anything Peaceful
Bitcoin Is Freeing the Developing World
Bitcoin is already undermining bad institutions in developing countries. 
Misfit Bitcoin, Flag Money, and Currency Wars The Freeman
Misfit Bitcoin, Flag Money, and Currency Wars
A misfit like bitcoin shatters the whole context and allows us to see a nationalist currency for the caricature it is.
#35 – “Government Is an Inflation Fighter” The Freeman
#35 – “Government Is an Inflation Fighter”

When you change the definition of “inflation,” you change the responsibility for it.

Our Inflated Thanksgiving The Freeman
Our Inflated Thanksgiving
It isn’t the cost of our food that's been rising; it's the amount of US currency in circulation. (See interactive graph.)
Economics in One Lesson (full text) Books
Economics in One Lesson (full text)

"No other modern book from which the intelligent layman can learn so much about the basic truths of economics in so short a time." ~ F.A. Hayek

The Market Is Rigged The Freeman
The Market Is Rigged

Controversy over high-frequency trading is just a distraction from the cultural effects of inflation.

New Year’s Resolutions for Politicians The Freeman
New Year’s Resolutions for Politicians
Recognizing that self-restraint is rarely a strength of politicians, we want to offer some help. Here are three New Year’s resolutions for politicians.

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