Tags: deflation

Reading Mensik’s "The Origins of the Income Theory of Money"

March 5th, 2015
in Op Ed

The title of this post was taken from a paper by Josef Mensik, a colleague of mine from Brno in the Czech Republic. The abstract starts like this:The income theory of money was conceived in the 19th century, and in the first half of the 20th century it formed the backbone of all the more »

Is Monetary Policy Too Complicated for Mainstream to Understand?

February 8th, 2015
in Op Ed

It is amazing how far Central Banks have been allowed to go with regard to policy tools and influence, and how extreme their policy measures have become since the financial crisis. No other form of governmental authority has been granted these types of unrestrained powers in any more »

Why the European Central Bank's Massive Economic Experiment Will Fail

February 6th, 2015
in Op Ed

Last week, the European Central Bank's turn finally came to announce large-scale quantitative easing.As the continent witnesses a battle between deflation and attempts at inflation, will it finally be enough?Europe is following in the footsteps of the United States, hoping for similar more »

Runaway Dollar Could Make Deflation Unstoppable

January 5th, 2015
in Op Ed

I don't often feature technical analysis as the topic of the week. In this case, however, the Dollar Index is at a crucial threshold that deserves a drum-roll and our close attention. Notice the two tightly spaced purple lines near the top of the chart. These are 'Hidden Pivot' rally more »

Why You Should Be Prepared for Both Inflation and Deflation

January 2nd, 2015
in Op Ed

Today's investment climate is the most challenging one you have ever faced. At least since the late 1970s, perhaps since the 1930s. This is because inflation and deflation are both possibilities in the near term. Most investors can prepare for one or the other, but preparing more »

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