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Six Myths About Money and Inflation

Its a myth that increasing aggregate demand through increasing the money supply will lead to more spending, higher employment, increased production & a higher overall standard of living. Here are 6 of the most prevalent economic myths about money & inflation that appear time and again in the mainstream media.

The Great American Economic Growth Myth

Since the end of the financial crisis, economists, analysts & the Fed have continued to predict a return to higher levels of economic growth. But the Q1 drop points to underlying economic growth conditions that remain weak & concerning despite several years of healing facilitated by exceptionally accommodative monetary policy.

Is The Economic Recovery Only Statistical?

Since economic recoveries should be a function of economic prosperity across the national spectrum, is the current economic recovery achieving that goal? While Wall Street & top 20% of the population have certainly enjoyed the surge in asset prices due to Fed interventions, has the other 80% seen an increase in prosperity too?

QE's Economic Miss & Future Valuation Overshoot

With an aging demographic, increasing levels of indebtedness, and poor fiscal policy to combat the issues restraining economic growth, it is unlikely that continued monetary interventions will do anything other than simply foster the next boom/bust cycle in financial assets.

Fed's Economic Projections - Myth Vs. Reality

The Fed simply cannot voice what they really see during each meeting as it would roil the markets- Instead, they use their communications to guide the market’s economic expectations toward reality in the hopes of reducing the risks of market dislocations.

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