Tag Archives: consumer price index

The Art and Pseudoscience of Monetary Policy

Everyone’s got a plan for sale these days.  In fact, there are so many plans out there we cannot keep up with them all.  Eat celery sticks and lose weight.  Think and grow rich.  Stocks for the long run.  Naturally, … Continue reading

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Yarns, Mysteries, and the CPI

Several ill-defined economic waypoints were unveiled this week.  Namely, the Labor Department’s July consumer price index report.  According to the government data, on whole, consumer prices for the month didn’t change one iota. Reportedly, energy prices went down, food prices … Continue reading

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Earthquake Economics

“The United States of America, right now, has the strongest, most durable economy in the world,” said President Obama, in his State of the Union address, on Tuesday night.  What performance metrics he based his assertion on is unclear.  But … Continue reading

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Hold On To Your Gold

Something befuddling’s going on.  It is quite the brain twister.  As night follows day and day follows night, should not price inflation follow the massive $4 trillion Fed balance sheet expansion that’s happened over the last 6-years? Simply connecting the … Continue reading

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