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Low Unemployment Is Not the Cause of Inflation

Frank Shostak
In his New York Times article of March 27, 2018 — "Immaculate inflation strikes again" — Paul Krugman argues that those economists who are of the opinion that the key factor that causes inflation is increases in money supply are very wrong. According t...

Two Mines Supply Half Of U.S. Silver Production And The Real Cost To Produce Silver

Just two mines supply the United States with half of its silver production, and both are located in Alaska.  It’s quite amazing that Alaska now produces half of the silver for the U.S. when only 30 years ago total mine supply from the state was less th...

Improving Expectations Won't Improve the Reality of Economic Conditions

Frank Shostak
Given the popular view that expectations are the key driving force of an economy, many economists hold that "positive" thinking and large dosages of "good" news can prevent bad expectations from developing.  This, in turn, will prevent a fall in econom...

What Could Knock the US Dollar Down as Top Global Reserve Currency?

Wolf Richter
Waiting for the “Death of the Dollar” or the end of “Dollar Hegemony?” Further patience is required. But the Chinese yuan is not so popular. What will finally pull the rug out from under the dollar’s hegemony? The euro? The Chinese yuan? Cryptocurrenci...

Central Banks Care about the Gold Price – Enough to Manipulate it!

Ronan Manly
In early March, RT.com, the Russian based media network, asked me for comments and opinion on the subject of central bank manipulation of gold prices. The comments and opinion that I supplied to RT became the article that RT then exclusively published ...

America’s Metals, Minerals, and Materials Misery...

Mickey Fulp
Today I revisit a subject that was prominent in the American conscious post-global economic crisis and brought to the forefront by the rare earth element and lithium bubbles from 2009 to 2011: The United States of America depends on imported supplies f...

Buy Bank, Gold And Silver Stocks...

Stewart Thomson
I’ve predicted that in 2018 the US stock market would suffer a series of crashes somewhat akin to the 1987 event, but smaller in size. this interesting chart of the US stock market. Clearly, these mini-crashes are starting to happen. Having said th...

Money Pumping Works — Until It Doesn't

Frank Shostak
According to most economic experts, when an economy falls into a recession the central bank can pull it out of the slump by means of money pumping. This way of thinking implies that money pumping can somehow grow the economy. Indeed US historical evide...

Why Understanding Inflation Is So Important

Frank Shostak
According to Ludwig von Mises,Inflation, as this term was always used everywhere and especially in this country, means increasing the quantity of money and bank notes in circulation and the quantity of bank deposits subject to check. But people today u...

The Best Way to Compete with China Is to Free the Economy...

Thorsten Polleit
As things stand, China holds around 20 percent, or $ 1.2 trillion, of outstanding US credit market debt. This is the result of decades of “symbiotic interaction”, if one follows the hidden message that is embedded in the neologism “Chinamerica”: Americ...

Trump's Tariffs Are a Tax on Americans

Frank Shostak
On Thursday March 1, the Trump administration announced plans to impose 25% tariffs on imports of steel and 10% tariffs on imports of aluminum.The US President is of the view that without the required protection, the US steel and aluminium industries a...

The Fateful Wish for Price Stability...

Thorsten Polleit
[Originally published February 2007.]It is hard to think of a slogan that nurtures anti–free market sentiment as strongly as the term "stabilization policy." To Ludwig von Mises, stabilization policy was a direct consequence of the failure of governmen...

Gold: The Intense Battle For $1370

Stewart Thomson
For the past fifteen months or so, gold has repeatedly been turned back by immense technical resistance in the $1370 area. This is the daily gold chart. There have been three clear attempts to push through the $1370 area since November of 2016. The...
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What is Inflation?

Mike Hewitt
"The reality of inflation is that governments steal money from their citizens with absolutely no intention of repaying that money." ...
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Inflation Inferno I

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