Thursday, September 29th, 2016 MST

Category: Inflation

Bank of Japan to buy equities

Quantitative easing opened a Pandora’s box that will not be closed until massive inflation spreads worldwide. Only when people quit accepting the digital money that central banks spew will it end. However, the end may be far, far away. Traditionally, central banks created money “out of thin air” to finance wars by buying new government

Ron Paul under attack

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” — Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi successfully sought the overthrow of tyrannical British rule in India via non-violent civil protests. In doing so, the above quote became synonymous with his name. Basically, Gandhi’s quote outlines how new ideas are received

Fed kicks the can again

Wednesday the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) gave no date for an interest rate hike, leaving analysts and economists speculating as to when the long anticipated .25 percent increase in the federal funds rate, which now officially stands at “zero to .25 percent,” will come. Following the Fed’s official statements issued after FOMC meetings has

IMF tells Japan to print more

In a statement that could not have been more blunt, last week the IMF told Japan that it needs to print more money to ensure that its economy will not slip into recession.  Specifically, the IMF wants the Bank of Japan to push inflation to 2 percent.  Japan’s inflation rate is near zero.

Weakening economy scares Chinese

In a move that is supposed to fillip economic activity, China’s central bank cut interest rates again.  While interest rates in China are not at near zero levels as in the US, the move further signifies that the Bank of China has fully embraced Keynesian economics, which have not stimulated economic activity in the US

Plan for higher rates of inflation

Establishment economic thinking is that the “right” rate of inflation is 2%.  Thoughts on this position can be found here: The Goal of 2% Inflation, Rethought — New York Times. Japan is falling far short of 2% inflation, despite the Bank of Japan buying ¥80 trillion worth of bonds each month.  Analysts are now speculating

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