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Dear Beni Prasad, it's govt, not farmer, who benefits from inflation

Aug 21, 2012

Dear Beni Prasad, it's govt, not farmer, who benefits from inflation

Farmers are consumers as much as producers. So they can't really be clear beneficiaries of inflation. Only government benefits from sustained inflation #Inflation #NumberCrunching #WPI #CPI #Real Interest Rates
10 reasons why cheap money will not do us any good

Jun 19, 2012

10 reasons why cheap money will not do us any good

Businessmen may chant the rate-cut mantra, but lower rates will not reverse the deteriorating fundamentals of our economy #Inflation #ToTheContrary #Monetary policy #Interest rates #Real interest rate
Why Subbarao was right not to cut rates

Jun 18, 2012

Why Subbarao was right not to cut rates

The policy document makes it clear that the RBI has done all it can on interest rates for now, and that it remains watchful of further threats to inflation. #Business/Finance #HowThisWorks #Inflation targeting #Reserve Bank of India #Real interest rate

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Why inflation is good for the poor...and the government

Apr 27, 2012

Why inflation is good for the poor...and the government

Is inflation as bad for the poor as it is made out to be? The answer seems to be a qualified no... #Business/Finance #Inflation #PriceWatch #Real interest rate #Inflation tax

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Why inflation is good for the poor...and the government

Jul 04, 2014

Dow passes 17,000, and Long Island investors, experts react to milestone

Melkonian: Artificial support for stocks Martin Melkonian, an economics professor at Hofstra University, warned that the Federal Reserve's zero-interest-rate policy is providing artificial support for stocks. Low interest rates on bonds have forced p... #Federal Reserve #Labor Department
Why inflation is good for the poor...and the government

Jun 30, 2014

Sunstein: Distance from Barack Obama may be key in 2016

Consider this hypothesis about modern presidential elections: Whenever American voters elect a new president, they choose someone who is, along a critical dimension, the antithesis of the incumbent. The Incumbent Antithesis hypothesis, as I'll call i... #George W. Bush #Bill Clinton #Lyndon B. Johnson #Barack Obama #Hillary Rodham Clinton #Richard Nixon #Georgia #Ronald Reagan #Harry Truman #George H. W. Bush #John F. Kennedy
Why inflation is good for the poor...and the government

Jun 30, 2014

Central banks see 'worrying signals' from credit booms

Bank for International Settlements says rock-bottom official interest rates have fuelled a boom in lending and real estate prices in some countries Regulators should not dismiss "worrying" early signs of unsustainable property price and credit growth... #Bank for International Settlements #Switzerland #Europe