inflation


Inflation: It’s a Wealth Redistribution Scheme

By Russell Lamberti Mises.org August 19, 2016   Inflation: It’s a Wealth Redistribution Scheme   Many central banks around the world aim to achieve some “inflation target” either as a single explicit policy goal — as in the case of the South African Reserve Bank — or part of a set of policy goals as […]

Inflation: It’s a Wealth Redistribution Scheme

National bankruptcy, then, is among the existential threats to the republic, the prospect that we will find ourselves in the not-too-distant future in the same boat with Greece, Puerto Rico, and Illinois.

The Real Existential Threats of 2016

By Patrick J. Buchanan LewRockwell.com August 18, 2016   The Real Existential Threats of 2016     On Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year 2016, the national debt is projected to reach $19.3 trillion. With spending on the four biggest budget items – Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, defense – rising, and GDP growing […]


How Long Can Economic Reality Be Ignored?

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org August 10, 2016   How Long Can Economic Reality Be Ignored?   Trump and Hitlery have come out with the obligatory “economic plans.” Neither them nor their advisors, have any idea about what really needs to be done, but this is of no concern to the media. […]

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Helicopter Money: The Biggest Fed Power Grab Yet

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 […]


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 […]

Federal Reserve Holds Yet Again

Central Bankers Claim: Things Are Better than You Think

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 […]


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 […]

What Would Ludwig von Mises Do in Venezuela?

Will Venezuela Be Forced to Embrace the Dollar?

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 […]


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 […]

Venezuela: Countless Wounded after 5,000 Loot Supermarket

Will Venezuela Be Forced to Embrace the Dollar?

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 […]


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 […]

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

Japan’s Wild Monetary Experiment Is Far From Over

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 […]


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 […]

Sound Money and Fiscal Policy

A Tribute to the Jackass Money System

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 […]


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 […]

Federal Reserve Holds Yet Again