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Inflation Dos and Don’ts

Joseph E. Stiglitz , Dean Baker Project Syndicate
Today’s inflation is driven largely by supply-side constraints, which call for supply-side solutions. Such measures would do as much to tame higher prices as limited increases in interest rates would, and they would not come at the expense of American workers and the broader economy.

The February CPI: More Bad News on Inflation

Dean Baker CEPR
Should Jerome Powell put on his Paul Volcker outfit and push interest rates through the roof? I would argue that, while modest rate hikes are appropriate, it is too soon to bring out the heavy artillery.

The Specter of Inflation

Andrew Elrod Boston Review
Democrats don’t lose elections because of rising prices. They lose when they cut spending and raise interest rates, sacrificing other goals at the altar of price stability.

Socialism At Its Finest After Fed’s Bazooka Fails

Ellen Brown Web of Debt
When the Covid-19 scare has passed, we will have a different government, a different economy and a different financial system. We need to make sure that what we get is an upgrade that works for everyone.

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Government-Sponsored Retirement Plans for Private-Sector Workers Fall Short

By GREGORY N. HEIRES www.thenewcrossroads.com
The government-promoted plans let employers completely off the hook and put the entire burden of retirement savings and investment management on workers. They put another nail in the coffin of traditional plans in which employers share the expense.
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