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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. 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
  • Economic knowledge and price formation

    I was wondering about how the knowledge or beliefs of actors regarding economic theory might affect market prices. For example, while Austrian theory points out that value is imputed from ends to consumer goods to factors of production, many people still believe prices are determined by the cost of production...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by CernelJoson on Tue, Mar 29 2011
  • Re: Why do prices keep changing

    [quote user="Sieben"]A price change implies that the market was wrong about the previous price.[/quote] Wrong. Sometimes value changes. In fact, a lot of time value changes. [quote]I'm just confused. EMH isn't working. I don't buy Keyne's line that "Markets can remain irrational...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by John James on Wed, Mar 9 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
  • Can Statistics Replace The Price Mechanism?

    It's been said that prices are not need to manage resources because needs and wants can be managed by government better, through statistical gathering. What's wrong with this analysis?
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by djussila on Sun, Sep 19 2010
  • Does money “measure” the price or value of a thing

    Am I stating this correctly? Temperature is measured primarily by a thermometer. The thermometer expresses the temperature in Fahrenheit, Celsius, Kelvin, etc. This means that temperature is objectively measurable. (Simply, that if ten thermometers were placed inside a bucket of 50°F water all ten...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by VA on Wed, Jul 14 2010
  • On prices and taxes.

    I have a question about prices and taxes. Let's say that government cuts taxes by 10%, then people believe that prices should fall by 10%, same thing might happen with rising costs, if costs rise by X% there should be a X% increasement (approximately) in price. I can't figure out if this really...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by budmad on Tue, Feb 23 2010
  • Re: Usury and the Increasing Money Supply

    [quote user="ladyattis"] Now lets assume a thought experiment where the money supply never increases. If the supply obviously never increases, how is interest paid? Well, interest can be paid any number of ways beyond simply little notes or shiny coins. Exchange for bulk commodities or shares...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Goldenboy219 on Wed, Apr 22 2009
  • What determines price?

    I am of the school of thought that consumers determine what is produced and in what quantity. Consumers determine the end price too by their demand for the product. So assuming that consumers determine prices for goods and services, why does a tax raise the end cost to consumers? How can businesses get...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by i2idotorg on Thu, Oct 16 2008
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