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  • Inflation and prices

    I think I understand how new money is created (Central banks' OMOs; fractional reserve banking; etc.). What I do not understand, on a very practical, every day level, is how inflation/money supply increases leads to higher prices. Is it because people who have taken on cheap credit go and spend everything...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Nic House on Tue, Aug 21 2012
  • Confusion about current inflation

    People say that rising prices are not as bad now because banks are not lending all the money. That makes sense, but they are still lending a ton, at least according to this graph. http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/TOTLL?cid=100 I am confused about why prices are not higher if there is still...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by tcostel on Tue, May 31 2011
  • Re: (Hyper)inflation vs deflation scenario

    Thanks for your explanation. I have another point. Where does newly created money (inflation) end up? The most obvious is real estate, by giving out mortgages. Another obvious one is the (government) bond market, with government bidding up prices through spending. But what about corporate or business...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Olav on Sun, Dec 5 2010
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