The Destruction of the Dollar
Opinion

The Destruction of the Dollar

“Inflation” occurs when the creation of currency outruns the creation of real wealth it can bid for… It isn’t caused by price increases; rather, it causes price increases. Inflation is not caused by the butcher, the baker, or the auto maker, although they usually get blamed. On the contrary, by producing real wealth, they fight…

What the Heck Is Russia’s Central Bank Doing?
Opinion

What the Heck Is Russia’s Central Bank Doing?

I continue to wonder who Bank of Russia President Elvira Nabuillina works for. Seriously. On Friday, in response to solid growth in Russian economic statistics over the past few months, Nabuillina again raised interest rates 0.25%.  She still adheres to idiotic IMF-style ‘inflation targeting’ dogma. Price inflation in Russia finally got off the roughly 2.5%…