Category Archives: Inflation or Deflation

Kurt Cobb Cheap oil, complexity and counter-intuitive conclusions

Kurt Cobb. March 22, 2015.   Cheap oil, complexity and counterintuitive conclusions. Resource Insights. It is a staple of oil industry apologists to say that the recent swift decline in the price of oil is indicative of long-term abundance. This … Continue reading

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Gail Tverberg The oil glut and low prices reflect an affordability problem

Tverberg, G. March 9, 2015. The oil glut and low prices reflect an affordability problem. ourfiniteworld.com For a long time, there has been a belief that the decline in oil supply will come by way of high oil prices. Demand … Continue reading

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Gail Tverberg on Inflation, Deflation, or Discontinuity?

Gail Tverberg. July 1, 2013. Inflation, Deflation, or Discontinuity? ourfiniteworld.com A question that seems to come up quite often is, “Are we going to have inflation or deflation?” People want to figure out how to invest. Because of this, they … Continue reading

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Inflation: defining and identifying it

Ilargy 2011 automatic earth The fact that there’s all that zombie money around (or zombie credit, to be precise) leads many to believe the US witnesses inflation. Not true. Inflation is not the same as rising prices. Prices can rise … Continue reading

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Ellen Brown’s Web of Debt blog

Brown’s Web of Debt blog and books are well researched and worthwhile reading, but she isn’t aware of the energy and resource crises, so her work isn’t fully informed.  But still, you can see that even without those larger issues, … Continue reading

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A Flaw in the Hyperinflationary Argument

Dec 13, 2009 A Flaw in the Hyperinflationary Argument  intothegreyzone.com People assuming hyperinflation are assuming that the cash injected into the system will be spread equally or nearly equally, resulting in competitive bidding with more dollars for the current pool … Continue reading

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Why Deflation is Inevitable

Perhaps someday inflation, but not until the 1.2 quadrillion of outstanding debt are resolved first. To understand deflation, you need to understand what money really is and how it’s created. And you also need to read the other articles in … Continue reading

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Economics 101: Liquidity is a Loan, Why prices can go UP in a Deflation, do not buy Gold, and Much More

December 29, 2007. Karl Denninger. The Year In Review And a Look Ahead for 2008. market-ticker [I’ve snipped out a lot of this article, which is no longer available on the internet.  It was very prescient, and even though some … Continue reading

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Money versus Credit or Hyperinflation versus Hyperexpansion

I’ve put in several articles by Nicole here on these topics. Resurgence of Risk – A Primer on the Develop(ed) Credit Crunch The Inverted Pyramid – Money versus Credit (or Hyperinflation versus Hyperexpansion) Money and credit are not the same … Continue reading

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Experts who aren’t worried about Inflation

Paul Krugman: The Inflation Obsession. March 2, 2014. New York Times. [modified: both paraphrased and cut] Recently the Federal Reserve released transcripts of its monetary policy meetings during the fateful year of 2008. And, boy, are they discouraging reading because … Continue reading

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