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June 2, 2011 | What Paul Gregory Is Writing About

Are We Misinterpreting China’s Decline in Growth?

In a word, China’s era of unlimited supplies of labor has ended as is evidenced by the incredibly rapid wage inflation...
June 2, 2011 | Thoughtful Ideas

China Buying Eurobonds

The financial media is replete with stories of China holding over a trillion dollars of U.S. government bonds and buying euro bonds to help euro zone countries...
June 1, 2011 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Northern Exposure

A prudent Canada shows up debt-ridden America...
May 31, 2011 | Economics One

Taylor Rule Recommends Raising Rates

Over here at Economics One, I can report that the Taylor Rule says that the fed funds rate should now be 1 percent, and I can provide the calculations...
May 10, 2011 | Economics One

The One Hundred Trillion Dollar Note and Other Visual Aids

Whenever someone says inflation is not caused by central banks printing too much money, I pull out [a one hundred trillion dollar note from Zimbabwe] and tell the story of Zimabwe’s hyperinflation...
April 11, 2011 | Thoughtful Ideas

China’s Inflation Problem

Wages and prices in China are rising is time for China to recognize the reality of its fast-growing middle class and issue larger denomination notes...
February 1, 2011 | Big Peace

Obama is Sinking the US Dollar to China’s Benefit

China’s drive in international markets to replace the dollar and become the reserve currency globally has a lot to do with their strategic plans...
January 31, 2011 | Financial Times (registration required)

The era of cheap capital draws to a close

...[E]ven as brewing currency wars threaten full-blown trade conflicts, we must remember one fact: this moment will not last...
January 27, 2011 | EconLog

Brett Arends on CPI

Brett Arends has an article in the January 26 Wall Street Journal titled, "Why You Can't Trust the Inflation Numbers." His distrust is all in one direction: he thinks the Consumer Price Index understates inflation. My distrust is all in the other direction: I think the CPI overstates inflation...
January 25, 2011 | Cafe Hayek

Stagnation or mismeasurement?

Tyler has a new mini-book out on stagnation where he accepts the idea that median income has been growing very slowly for the last 40 years relative to earlier times. One challenge to this claim is that prices are mismeasured...