Category Archives: Inflation

Stagflation: The Fed’s worst nightmare | MarketWatch

If you look at the price indexes on a year-over-year basis, most measures of inflation seem to be subdued. This is even more so when you examine the so-called “core” rate of inflation, which excludes food and energy. But we … Continue reading

Posted in Inflation, Stagflation | Leave a comment

Causes of Inflation Rate and How to Fight the Effects | MoneyCrashers

In 1980 in the United States – just over 30 years ago – a new home in this country cost an average of $76,000, and the median income was $17,710 per year. Compare that to 2011, when even after the … Continue reading

Posted in Inflation, Investing Methods | Leave a comment

Money Growth Does Not Cause Inflation! | Forbes

It is conventional wisdom that printing more money causes inflation. This is why we are seeing so many warnings today of how Quantitative Easing I and II and the federal government’s deficit are about to lead to skyrocketing prices. The … Continue reading

Posted in Debunking Myths, Inflation | Leave a comment

What Actually Causes Inflation (and who gains from it) | Forbes

I made a post two weeks ago in which I explained that the popular view of inflation (wherein it is caused by money growth) depends critically on assumptions that do not hold in the real world. Money comes into existence … Continue reading

Posted in Debunking Myths, Inflation | Leave a comment