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Forget the IMF’s forecasts of Venezuela’s hyperinflation. They are a prime example of junk science.
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The Bank of England apparently wants to incorporate blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies into the central bankers’ tool kit.
Here's how to tell the Austrian approach on money apart from the views of other schools of thought.
Deflation can never repair the damage of a prior inflation. It would be like running someone over with a car, and then trying to fix the situation by backing up over the person again.
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The Fed's policy of price stability, as in the 1920s, may catch economists again unaware of the damage inflicted by this policy.
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Naturally, Fed chairmen claim they are never influenced by politicians who threaten them. But it would by naïve to take this at face value.
The Federal Reserve is not politically independent — and it never was.
The Labour Party wants the Bank of England to actively promote certain industries over others, not realizing that the Bank has already been doing this indirectly for decades.
The real impediment to economic growth has been the relentless central bank tampering with financial markets.
As planned by Chavez, barter is indeed replacing currency transactions throughout the economy but with hardly the results the late socialist envisioned.