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Simple explanations for irrelevant aggregates from incorrect theories. He states right in the video that they can't tell the difference between a price increase due to changes in supply and demand, and changes due to inflation. Then they arbitrarily select the specific prices they measure, arbitrarily weight them, and arbitrarily aggregate them. How absurd (I mean scientific).Here's a simpler measure of inflation: the money supply created by the Fed, minus the money supply destroyed by the Fed. Since the second number is never positive, that makes it even easier.
geoih:Do you have a link for the Fed table showing the historical data for this measure?
>...can't tell the difference between a price increase due to changes in supply and demand, and changes due to inflation.A change in price due to inflation IS a change due to supply and demand. If the supply of dollars increases, the price paid for each dollar is likely to drop.
Jimmy Hoffa is dead.Inflation is dead. Next topic.
Where are the VIX posts now that the VIX is up?
speaking of all things cleveland, i wonder how their economy will fare once lebron james leave.
Quote from Benjamin: "Inflation is dead."Perhaps you could give us your predictions about the probablility of future wars, famines and plagues as well.
Speaking of all things Cleveland, there are 6 Lebron trades right now on Intrade.Top bid: 35 - Lebron stays in Cleveland.Second highest bid: 30 - Lebron goes to Chicago.
Inflation? Deflation? Who knows. After 10 years of marginal returns on 401k's, IRAs, etc. I've had it. So here's the deal. My 401k is now all in money market. If deflation, I don't lose money. If inflation, the money market goes up. I preserve capital. And I'll retain the first 5 years (I hope) of retirement cash I'll need. Same for one Roth IRA. The other 50% of the portfolio remains at the whim of this "market." God, I hate what our gov't. is doing to the markets. And screw Europe and "global diversification." I say preserve the cash.
Geoih: your comment wars:- Why not forget them and instead put some of the cost into grants to develop technology for new products?
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Dr. Mark J. Perry is a professor of economics and finance in the School of Management at the Flint campus of the University of Michigan.
Perry holds two graduate degrees in economics (M.A. and Ph.D.) from George Mason University near Washington, D.C. In addition, he holds an MBA degree in finance from the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. In addition to a faculty appointment at the University of Michigan-Flint, Perry is also a visiting scholar at The American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.
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