Skip to comments.Hyperinflation – Still More Than A Monetary Phenomenon
Posted on 08/18/2012 1:45:55 PM PDT by blam
Hyperinflation Still More Than A Monetary Phenomenon
08/17/2012 1:15 PM
One of the bigger myths in the world of economics and finance remains the cause of hyperinflation. As Ive highlighted many times over the years, hyperinflation is more than just a monetary phenomenon (and misunderstanding this led to many incorrect hyperinflation predictions in the USA in recent years).
In fact, the monetary explosion is almost always the result of some other rare or extreme exogenous factor. My original conclusions on this found that hyperinflations tended to occur around the follow events:
* Collapse in production.
* Rampant government corruption.
* Loss of a war.
* Regime change or regime collapse.
* Ceding of monetary sovereignty generally via a pegged currency or foreign denominated debt.
These events usually lead to a collapse in the tax system or expansion in deficits that appear like the cause of the hyperinflation when the reality is that the debt increase is always the result of some rare or extreme exogenous event. And lets be clear when we say rare we mean really rare.
As in wars that destroy countries, regime changes that shift entire countries, corruption that destroys an economy, ceding of monetary sovereignty in the use of a currency peg or foreign debts, or a collapse in production.
Anyhow, it was kind of nice to see a paper by the Cato Institute noting that hyperinflations tend to arise under extreme conditions as opposed to the usual money printing conclusion:
Hyperinflation is an economic malady that arises under extreme conditions: war, political mismanagement, and the transition from a command to market-based economy to name a few. In each of these circumstances, there are barriers to the recording and publication of reliable inflation statistics. As we discovered over the course of our investigation, overcoming these barriers was an arduous and painstaking process. In light of this, it is little wonder that no one has been able to fully and accurately document every case of hyperinflation.
Its nice to see that some people are beginning to connect the dots and make earnest attempts to understand why hyperinflation didnt happen in the USA. Of course, if you dont understand the basic operational realities of the monetary system then you likely cant even begin to piece together the dynamics behind the recent lack of hyperinflation in the USA so if youre bored on a Friday you might want to peruse this document first.
Hyperinflation is a rare event.
Yeah...like Obambi following Winston Churchill's WWII playbook to make war on the American people:
1. Destroy means of production and distribution of electricity starting with coal mines and electricity grids.
2. Destroy means of exploration, production and distribution of petroleum products.
3. Destroy manufacturing capacity.
4. Terrorize the population (Fire bomb Dresden and flood the Ruhr valley)
Inflation values that do not look at food or fuel are totally bull shit.
You wrote about Churchill’s “playbook to make war on the American people.”
Did you actually mean to write “the GERMAN people?” Please elaborate if not.
Actually it’s fairly common, historically. Not that it’s a good thing, just sayin’.
B.S. "Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon." Milton Friedman.
Hyperinflation is always the result of printing the stuff by the wheelbarrow. Why a government would do that is an interesting question, but if the government does not print, there is no hyperinflation.
Obama using A to make war on the American people.
Now replace A with "Churchill's playbook". It's Obama making war on the American people, not Churchill.
That’s what I figured you were saying, and I did not want anyone in the future to think otherwise if they read this thread.
Thanks for the clarification!
Central Banks collapse in about three months . . . all planned by the elites for profiteering and a major rape, pillage and burn scenario.
What’s the date on that GB video?
On June 3, 2012, George Soros says that Europe has three months. Three months ends on September 3, 2012 and Soros just made a $130 million gold buy.
Ahhhhh...the threats we face are EXOGENOUS.
Excerpt:Methinks "something is rotten in Denmark" or the Oval Office and Congress . . .
The Social Security Administration (SSA) confirms that it is purchasing 174 thousand rounds of hollow point bullets to be delivered to 41 locations in major cities across the U.S.
Those against whom the hollow point bullets are to be used those causing the civil unrest must be American citizens; since the SSA has never been used overseas to help foreign countries maintain control of their citizens.
What would be the target of these 174, 000 rounds of hollow point bullets? It cant simply be to control demonstrators or rioters. Hollow point bullets are so lethal that the Geneva Convention does not allow their use on the battle field in time of war. Hollow point bullets dont just stop or hurt people, they penetrate the body, spread out, fragment and cause maximum damage to the bodys organs. Death often follows. * * *
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