Inflation

Governments manipulate mainstream inflation statistics in Australia and the world over.

If you’re tired of being told inflation is low when your bills keep going higher and higher, we’ll reveal all the government’s dirty tricks that aim to keep you in the dark.

But you can also discover there’s more to inflation than rising consumer prices and why you need to prepare your wealth for both inflationary and deflationary threats. See more below.

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Australia’s Economic Achilles Heel
Today’s article was originally published on 18 August. It looks at Australia’s weak wage growth, optimistic Reserve Bank, and what could be our greatest economic weakness.
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Could Bitcoin Futures Crash the Price?
Bitcoin futures started trading yesterday morning on an exchange run by Cboe Global Markets Inc. The larger CME Group will launch its own bitcoin futures trading next week. How will this impact the market?
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Why a Rise in Interest Rates Won’t Mean Much
It’s definitely possible that the US and even Australia could lift interest rates in the future. This would cause bond prices to drop and the supply of money to contract. But even if rates were to rise 1%, rates across the developed world would still be extremely low.
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Goldman Sachs Blunt Warning
One of the world’s biggest investment banks is worried about the US economy. And the stock market is their biggest concern. Goldman says stocks are at their highest valuation since 1900.
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Blaming Everything but the Household Debt
Have you read any mainstream commentary identifying our world record household debt as the root cause of our economic miracle? I haven’t. Instead we’re dazzled with the brilliance of ‘adept management’ and ‘flexible inflation targets’.
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Japan: The Land That Forgot Time
The plan in Japan, as elsewhere, was the same old formula: create fake money…lend it at super-low rates…drive up inflation…and incite the public to spend and invest. The whole idea is preposterous.
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Outdated Phillips Curve No Longer Useful for Central Banks
Central banks across the developed world are coming to grips with some difficult questions this year, such as why the Phillips curve is broken. Today, this oversimplified economic tool isn’t telling central banks what they want to see. And, gallingly, they are surprised about it.
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The Greatest Mystery of the 21st Century
US economy is running at about one-half to one-third of the rate of growth during the 1960s and 1970s. And by our estimation, more than half the country has been in a depression for the entire 21st century.
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Why Donald Trump Is President
People grumble. But few understand what is going on. Instead, they are easily distracted by debates over monuments…kneeling athletes…red versus blue…celebrity newscasters…and so on. And that’s why Mr Donald J Trump is the president. For this system to continue, someone needs to divert the masses with petty squabbles…while the insiders pick their pockets.
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A Bitter Winter for US Stocks
After so many years of ultra-low interest rates… and easy credit from the Fed... this whole economy is going into reverse. We are in our fourth decade of the fake-money system. And its distortions and corruptions are now catching up to us.
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Dow 50,000? Why Not?!
Yes, reflation is coming. And yes, this is an economy that can’t tolerate higher inflation/interest rates. Then with no debt ceiling over Congress…and no hold-the-line president in the White House — the sky’s the limit. Dow 50,000! Why not?!
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Don’t Want US Dollars? Neither Does China…
The US dollar may no longer be at the centre of the fiat currency system. China is slowly preparing the world for a time when the US dollar isn’t the heartbeat of the financial system. And it will have catastrophic consequences for the greenback.