Category Archives: Inflation

The Ugly End of Globalization

About this time, something even more historic happened.  Roughly one billion Chinese workers, who were willing to work for less than peanuts, joined the global workforce.  As a result, the U.S. was able to export its inflation – and jobs – to China and other emerging economies over the next three decades. Continue reading

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Workers of the World, Unite!

Several decades of perpetual credit creation courtesy of the Fed’s artificially low interest rates have had countless unintended consequences for the global economy. In short, the economy’s reconfigured itself in ways it otherwise wouldn’t have. One example is the offshoring of U.S. jobs to China and the massive trade imbalance between the two countries. Continue reading

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The Three Stages of Modern Monetary Theory

Some ideas are so bad they’re best ignored.  Like resentments – or stray cats – if you don’t feed them, they’ll go away.  Before long, they’re forgotten altogether. That has been our approach to Modern Monetary Theory (MMT).  The idea’s so obviously foolish, reckless, and outright suicidal.  Why feed this dorkus maximus of economic thought? Continue reading

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Is Inflation Beginning? Are You Ready?

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” remarked George Santayana over 100 years ago. These words, as strung together in this sequence, certainly sound good. But how to render them to actionable advice is less certain. Continue reading

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