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  • Did Bernanke prevent deflation?

    Which one of the following views do you think is the correct one? 1) bernanke printed a lot of money, there was low price inflation, but there would have been huge price deflation if he had not printed. The money printing prevented deflation. 2) bernanke printed a lot of money, and this did cause big...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Maurizio Colucci on Sat, Apr 20 2013
  • Fiscal and Monetary Stimulus is a net positive during recessions

    I am currently in an online debate on the topic, " Fiscal and Monetary Stimulus is a net positive during recessions." Can you help me devise some rebuttals against my opponent's arguments? This is his case: Since WallStreetAtheist posted some arguments in his acceptance post, I feel compelled...
    Posted to General (Forum) by Austen on Sun, Apr 15 2012
  • Re: monetary deflation question

    lol, deflation certainly can be a very bad thing for certain interest groups - i.e. homeowners. It also could be bad if the government decides, much like if they decided to inflate the currency, to deflate it - but you can basically bank on that never happening. Steady, small amount of deflation from...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Andrew on Sat, Jan 7 2012
  • Is the case for deflation sound?

    Mish Shedlock sure seems to think so . If he's right, and we're in the begining stages of a deflationary depression a la Japan, does that change the thesis for Gold as an investment?
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by ClutchDynamite on Mon, Oct 3 2011
  • High School Curriculum Editing - Help Me School distance learners in the Austrian Perspective?

    Hello - I emailed the Mises Institute, and then Dr. Woods. Dr Woods referred me to your forum. Here is my situation. I am editing online content for high schoolers. When I am done, the content will be reused hundreds, even thousands of times. I have been assigned an American History course. One of the...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by wmcompanyman on Tue, Sep 13 2011
  • Great Depression and monetary policy?

    Whenever discussing the Great Depression, it is always argued that high interest rates imposed during the Great Depression (Specifically 1931) worsened the Depression because investment was curtailed. This of course seems to run contrary with what an Austrian would argue. There was obviously credit inflation...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by tcostel on Sun, Aug 7 2011
  • How a growing economy lowers prices?

    Now I understand of course supply and demand, and that as an economy is more productive prices decrease. However, will not other prices have to increase as well if the money supply is constant? When talking about rising prices, the argument is that prices cannot all rise (thus causing a net increase...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by tcostel on Fri, Aug 5 2011
  • On Confiscatory Deflation

    Back in December Jeff Tucker posted a video on LvMI blog here ... In it, Tim Terrell talks about instances of hyperinflation throughout history. He references Joe Salerno's work on the confiscatory deflation of Argentina in the late 1990s, and he said something that didn't make sense to me. So...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by John James on Fri, Mar 25 2011
  • Advantages of Fiat Currency?

    Hey Mises Community members, I'm back with another question. I've been trying to figure out why we have a fiat currency system. There is a ton of information on the 'net about the DISadvantages of fiat currency, but few resources that address its advantages. The best I've found so far...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by aelephant on Wed, Jan 12 2011
  • Re: Internet Bubble - Caused by Government?

    [quote] Was the famous internet tech bubble caused directly by government/central banking?[/quote] Yes. The question is which way it caused it. The Rothbardians think that it, and all other economic crises at all times with no effort to check the actual facts, was caused by the Federal Reserve inflating...
    Posted to General (Forum) by Kaz on Mon, Jan 3 2011
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