inflation


Helicopter Money: The Biggest Fed Power Grab Yet  

By David Stockman Mises.org July 17, 2016   The Cleveland Fed’s Loretta Mester is a clueless apparatchik and Fed lifer, who joined the system in 1985 fresh out of Barnard and Princeton and has imbibed in its Keynesian groupthink and institutional arrogance ever since. So it’s not surprising that she was out flogging — albeit down under in Australia — the next step […]

Helicopter Money: The Biggest Fed Power Grab Yet

Fed Declines to Raise Rates

Fed Declines to Raise Rates

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center June 15, 2016   Fed Declines to Raise Rates     The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided today to leave the target federal funds rate at between 0.25 and 0.50 percent. This was widely expected, given the dismal jobs report that was published two weeks ago and the […]


Central Bankers Claim: Things Are Better than You Think

By Brendan Brown Mises.org June 9, 2016   Central Bankers Claim: Things Are Better than You Think   In our time, the greatest source of money chaos is now the global 2%-inflation standard. Deflation-phobic central bankers, led by the FOMC at the Fed, are defying the natural rhythm of prices in a capitalist economy. Under sound […]

Central Bankers Claim: Things Are Better than You Think

What Would Ludwig von Mises Do in Venezuela?

What Would Ludwig von Mises Do in Venezuela?

By Tho Bishop Mises.org May 27, 2016   What Would Ludwig von Mises Do in Venezuela?   The crisis in Venezuela is the most modern illustration of the horrific consequences of socialism and the devastating reality of hyperinflation. What makes this disaster all the more infuriating is that it could have been avoided with a basic […]


Will Venezuela Be Forced to Embrace the Dollar?

By Daniel Fernández Méndez Mises.org May 21, 2016   Will Venezuela Be Forced to Embrace the Dollar?   The country of Venezuela is dangerously approaching hyperinflation. At 2015’s year-end, official figures had yearly inflation at or above 180 percent (some private sector sources estimated it at 330 percent). The technical definition of hyperinflation is when inflation […]

Will Venezuela Be Forced to Embrace the Dollar?

Venezuela: Countless Wounded after 5,000 Loot Supermarket

Venezuela: Countless Wounded after 5,000 Loot Supermarket

By Sabrina Martín PanAm Post May 12, 2016   Venezuela: Countless Wounded after 5,000 Loot Supermarket At Least Two Dead in Maracay following Rumors of Hard-to-Find Products     Venezuela saw a new wave of looting this week that resulted in at least two deaths, countless wounded, and millions of dollars in losses and damages. On […]


You Know Your Inflation Is Bad When…

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center May 3, 2016   You Know Your Inflation Is Bad When…     Inflation is Venezuela has gotten so bad that the Venezuelan government cannot afford to buy new money. As with many countries that have resorted to inflation to attempt to cure their economic woes, Venezuela has run […]

Will Venezuela Be Forced to Embrace the Dollar?

Looting On the Rise As Venezuela Runs Out of Food, Electricity

Looting On the Rise As Venezuela Runs Out of Food, Electricity

By Sabrina Martín PanAm Post April 28, 2016   Looting On the Rise As Venezuela Runs Out of Food, Electricity     Despair and violence is taking over Venezuela. The economic crisis sweeping the nation means people have to withstand widespread shortages of staple products, medicine, and food. So when the Maduro administration began rationing […]


Japan’s Wild Monetary Experiment Is Far From Over

By Brendan Brown Mises.org April 12, 2016   Japan’s Wild Monetary Experiment Is Far From Over   The leading narrative in the foreign exchange markets is told and re-told to explain how the Japanese yen has surged this year despite an ever wilder monetary experiment pursued by the Abe government. The story seems plausible to many, and […]

Japan’s Wild Monetary Experiment Is Far From Over

Sound Money and Fiscal Policy

Sound Money and Fiscal Policy 2

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center April 11, 2016   Sound Money and Fiscal Policy     The week before last marked my first time attending the Austrian Economics Research Conference, an annual meeting of economists of the Austrian School hosted by the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, AL. While many of the presentations […]


A Tribute to the Jackass Money System

By Bill Bonner Bonner & Partners March 31, 2016   A Tribute to the Jackass Money System     BALTIMORE – Finance or politics? We don’t know which is jollier. The Republican presidential primary and Fed monetary policies seem to compete for headlines. Which can be most absurd? Which can be most outrageous? Which can […]

A Tribute to the Jackass Money System

Fed Declines to Raise Rates

What the Federal Reserve Could Do

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center March 30, 2016   What the Fed Could Do     The financial media is abuzz with speculation about what the Fed will do next, and whether it will decide to hike the federal funds rate target at its April Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. There is a […]


Two Down – Two to Go

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital March 25, 2016   Two Down – Two to Go   The Federal Reserve’s years-long campaign to sheepishly back away from its own policy forecasts continued in earnest last week when it officially reduced the four expected 2016 quarter point hikes, suggested back in December, to just two. Given the […]

Brexit is Just What the Dr. Ordered

The Fed and a Tangled Web

Oh What a Tangled Web…

By Bionic Mosquito Bionic Mosquito March 18, 2016   Oh What a Tangled Web…       Caught in a Web Removed from the world Hanging on by a thread Spinning the lies Devised in my head James LaBrie, John Petrucci The Fed is trapped. The official data on both unemployment and consumer price inflation suggest […]


The Economic Collapse Of South America Is Well Underway

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog March 6, 2016   The Economic Collapse Of South America Is Well Underway     The 7th largest economy on the entire planet is completely imploding.  I have written previously about the economic depression that is plaguing Brazil, but since my last article it has gotten much, much worse.  […]

The Economic Collapse Of South America Is Well Underway