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The Inevitability Of A Very Dramatic Inflation

Since deflation is the problem that’s staring us in the face now, governments are doing everything they can to reverse it & return to inflation, as they benefit from inflation. People can only be taxed so much before they rebel, but inflation acts as a hidden tax & most people don’t recognise it. Trouble is, hyperinflation, when it comes, comes very fast and is uncontrollable.

Do We Want High Prices or Low Prices?

Prices have a fundamental role to play in the market. Prices are an indicator of the relative scarcity of a good with respect to its uses. What happens if prices are tampered with through price controls or other coercive government controls? The biggest problem is that disrupting the price system jams the price signal system.

An Austrian take on Inflation

Success of monetary policy in achieving its inflation target will itself trigger a crisis. The dynamics of the situation suggest that as soon as the consensus view moves away from expectations of deflation, progression to the collapse of affected currencies could be rapid & the rise in the currency price of gold will be sudden & spectacular.

Inflation, Investment and Savings - Where do we stand now ?

There’s a clear relationship between periods of rising prices (inflation) for essential items & negative real rates, & this undermines the dollar value. Investors then seek alternatives such as gold, oil & agricultural land. Actual income of the low income group varies more when measured against the price of necessities rather than the broad CPI.

The Government Inflation Scam

Inflation is one of the greatest government scams in history. The government inflates the money supply to pay for ever-increasing debts and expenditures. Why is it that American libertarians see through the inflation scam here at home while so many others continue to fall for it?

A Collective Pining for More Inflation

Some economists say more inflation is just what US economy needs to escape from a half-decade of sluggish growth and high unemployment – Widely reviled as a kind of tax on modern life, a sustained burst of moderate inflation is not something to worry about.

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