Inflation

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. 

- September 09, 2015

Market Corrections Inspire Dangerous Political Panic

Stock market corrections are dangerous mostly because of politics, not economics.

- August 23, 2015

Government Loans Make College More Expensive, Worsen Income Inequality

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

- August 04, 2015

You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down

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

- July 24, 2015

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.

- July 22, 2015

The Inevitable Chinese Stock Market Crash

You can drug an economy for only so long. When the injections stop, the withdrawal symptoms take over. 

- July 09, 2015

What Greek "Austerity"?

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

- July 08, 2015

Greek Spending Hits the Wall

Even if Greeks reject the bailout, there's no alternative to austerity.

- July 01, 2015

Greeks Prepare to Be Pillaged

Bitcoin offers panicked Greeks a way out of a corrupt and dying system. 

- June 29, 2015

Driverless Money

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

- June 25, 2015

Venezuela Hits 510% Inflation

Venezuela’s bolivar is collapsing in the wake of pay hikes for state workers, price controls, and nationalizations.

- May 28, 2015

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

Price controls led to shortages, shortages to rationing, rationing to nationalization, and you can't even laugh about it anymore.

- May 11, 2015

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.

- April 30, 2015

Bitcoin Is Freeing the Developing World

Bitcoin is already undermining bad institutions in developing countries. 

- April 30, 2015

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.

- April 28, 2015

#35 – “Government Is an Inflation Fighter”

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

- December 12, 2014

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.)

- November 26, 2014

Economics in One Lesson

"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

- September 22, 2014

The Market Is Rigged

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

- May 05, 2014

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.

- January 01, 2014

Wrapping an Enigma in a Mystery: Why Inflation Is So Misunderstood

Inflation wouldn’t be so hard to understand if it wasn’t wrapped up in so much untruth, wishful thinking, and misdirection, Richard Fulmer says.

- October 31, 2012

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