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Inflation Doesn’t Pay

Inflation Doesn’t Pay

One of the most unexamined—and almost unmentioned—economic realities of post-gold standard America is the change in America's economic growth rate since the gold window closed in 1971. Does inflation change the rate of economic growth? The Federal Reserve Bank claims...

How Much Worse Can the Economy Get?

How Much Worse Can the Economy Get?

The most important question for asset prices right now, from stocks to houses to Bitcoin, is whether we’re due for a recession. Last week we got confirmation that according to the traditional definition of a recession—two quarters of negative growth—we are already in...

News Roundup 7/22/2022

News Roundup 7/22/2022

US News The White House introduces a $37 billion law enforcement spending plan. VOA Italy Italian Premier Mario Draghi resigned Thursday after his ruling coalition fell apart. AP Ukraine War The wife of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Olena Zelenska, addressed...

Inflation Hits 40-Year High at 9.1%

Inflation Hits 40-Year High at 9.1%

The U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics released new Consumer Price Index inflation estimates this morning, and the official numbers for June 2022 show that price inflation has risen to 9.1 percent year over year. That's the biggest number since November 1981, when the...

Elon and the Magnificient Twitter Deal

Elon and the Magnificient Twitter Deal

As if repudiating the cultural zeitgeist, Elon Musk has decided to purchase Twitter, a large social media platform, to add to his stack of companies like Tesla, SpaceX, Starlink, and the Boring company. While he has taken several unique perspectives, from fighting...

How to Beat Inflation? End the Fed

How to Beat Inflation? End the Fed

President Joe Biden has unveiled a three-part plan to fight inflation—or at least make people think he is fighting inflation. One part of the plan involves having government agencies “fix” the supply chain problems that have led to shortages of numerous products. Of...

It’s 1979, Not 2009

It’s 1979, Not 2009

Break out your mom's bell-bottoms and dad's leisure suit from your parents' attic. It's 1979 again (at least economically) Don't listen to the perpetual doomsayers who claim this is the beginning of the big crash. It's not. Yes, the American economy is a huge mess,...

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