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Is deflation bad? – EconLog – Library of Economics and Liberty

Everyone knows that deflation is bad. Bad, bad, bad. Why is it bad? Well, we learned it in school. We learned it from the pundits on the news. The Great Depression. Japan . What, are you crazy? It's bad. Here, let [...]

The Grumpy Economist: Deflation Skeptics

In other words: If Japan is in a twenty year recession caused by persistent deflation , we (Italians) have been in a twenty-year disaster that is much worse, and this notwithstanding that the Italian inflation rate, in the same [...]

Draghi on Why the Euro Area Is Not Sliding into Deflation like Japan …

Draghi on Why the Euro Area Is Not Sliding into Deflation like Japan Did. June 3, 2014. History and economic history is full of rationalizations that “this time is different.” So it seems to be with the ECB officials, who have defended their [...]

Interview with Peter Surda – Bitcoin Economist – 2nd international conference on CCS

Since Bitcoin is a technology that enables a new type of currency never seen before (a digital currency that behaves like a commodity currency) traditional [...]

The Eurozone's (and Japan's) deflation problem | Sam Wilkin

I tend to be bullish on Europe – partly as a corrective to the mass of commentators who too early wrote off the crisis in the Eurozone as irresolvable. This optimism has been justified by the recent run-up in European [...]

Inflation-Deflation Debate: Jim Rickards vs Harry Dent (John Mauldin Moderator)

Inflation-Deflation Debate: Jim Rickards vs Harry Dent (John Mauldin Moderator) videos.. Please click here to subscribe to my channel.. The world is [...]

Mike Norman Economics: Steve Keen — Mun iteration of Minsky …

The “Mun” iteration of Minsky , the Open Source system dynamics program with special features to handle monetary modeling, is now available at SourceForge. DebtWatch. Mun iteration of Minsky now available. Steve [...]

Japan: Concrete Fiscal, Growth Measures Can Help Exit Deflation

The “three arrows” of Abenomics—the slew of measures named after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe—provide a unique opportunity to exit deflation and revive growth, says the IMF in its regular assessment of the  … [...]

Forex News: Japanese CPI Maintains Deflation, Market Weighs BoJ …

The Takeaway: Japan CPI prints -0.3% National CPI, better than forecasts > Japan makes slow progress on stimulus > Yen slowly declines (USDJPY rises). The Japanese Yen edged lower as Japan released a slew of  … [...]

Japan to inflate its way out of deflation | Peace . Gold . Liberty

The new Bank of Japan (BoJ) Governor, Haruhiko Kuroda, started work on Thursday and his first day on the job disappointed investors. At a press conference, Kuroda pledged to do whatever it takes to defeat deflation and … [...]