INFLATION

monetary phenomenology portal page on INFLATION inflation - What is it?gm pages, postsupdated articles 6-2022 Inflation – what is it ? Milton Friedman told us: “Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon”. But is it? QE-forever seems to suggest this can’t be right. Freedman’s inflation has been in trouble.  But has it? So what is … Continue reading INFLATION

Funeral of a Classic Curve?

Has the Phillips Curve  finally been buried? Whilst the FT reports on the Fed's new strategy as just another incremental codification of its extremely dovish policy,  Reuters reads it as a final straw flattening the curve out of existence: "One of the fundamental theories of modern economics may have finally been put to rest."    … Continue reading Funeral of a Classic Curve?

Head Scratching Inflation

"Inflation ... has left many observers scratching their heads as to why the current level ...  does not match the current state of the real economy ..."  said ex ECB board member Sabine Lautenschläger in a recent speech.   The Economist discerns "strange new rules", devotes a  special report to "The End of Inflation?" and concludes that inflation is … Continue reading Head Scratching Inflation

Head scratching inflation

"Inflation ... has left many observers scratching their heads as to why the current level ...  does not match the current state of the real economy ..."  said ex ECB board member Sabine Lautenschläger in a recent speech.   The Economist discerns "strange new rules", devote a  special report to "The End of Inflation?" and concludes that inflation is … Continue reading Head scratching inflation