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Inflation


The Fed’s “Time of Testing”: Is This Where the Trouble Will Stop?

“This is a time of testing -- a testing not only of our capacity collectively to reach coherent and intelligent policies, but to stick with them.” -- Paul Volcker

How to Talk to Clients about Inflation

Clients have concerns about inflation. Here are a few tips to approach these conversations.

Cochrane and Coleman: Quantitative Easing and Asset Price Dynamics

"Wall Street wisdom is that QE is immensely powerful and is stoking financial bubbles. Academics say, 'I take your $100 bills, I give you back 10 $10 bills. Who cares?'"

Powell Prescribes More Economic Pain: Three Financial History Lessons Support His Diagnosis

“The first lesson is that central banks can and should take responsibility for delivering low and stable inflation,”

Demand Destruction? Two Reasons to Be Skeptical

Demand destruction does not guarantee disinflation.

Cochrane and Coleman: How Do You Solve Inflation?

"The economic problem now is to control inflation and get to work on the supply side of the economy."

The Fed Isn’t Bluffing: The Real Threat of an Upside-Down Depression

Paul Volcker restored the Fed's credibility through suffering. The Fed's leadership knows that it must pursue a similar course today.

Book Review: The Price of Time

Almost unique among serious finance books, Edward Chancellor’s The Price of Time serves well as bedtime reading.