Hyperinflation

Venezuela's Money Supply Soars By A Record 200%

Soon after a month-long hiatus from publication, the central bank said late on Friday the total amount of local currency in circulation, M2, as of March 24 was 13.3 trillion bolivars, up 202.9% from a year earlier.

Country With The World's Largest Oil Reserves Runs Out Of Gasoline

While fuel supplies in the country with the world's largest proven oil reserves had continued flowing despite monetary collapse and hyperinflation, a domestic oil industry in turmoil and a deepening economic collapse under President Nicolas Maduro, that changed last Wednesday when Venezuelans found themselves waiting in lines for gasoline.

Why Socialism Is Here To Stay

"Progressives" believe that, even if they don’t recommend full-on socialism, getting "just the right mix" of socialism and capitalism will create the ideal system. Unfortunately, as viable as this concept may sound, even moderate socialistic national policies result in moderate deterioration of the system. It’s not unlike being "just a little" addicted to heroin.

100 Years Ago, Russian Stocks Had A Very Bad Day

Just as stocks had doubled after a trading pause lasting the duration of World War I, and the sky seemed the limit for Russian investors.... something very unpleasant happened.

Venezuela Stops Publishing Money Supply Data For Obvious Reasons

More than a year after hyperinflating banana republic Venezuela stopped reporting official inflation data, Venezuela has stopped publishing money supply data, depriving the general public of the last, and best, available tool to ascertain soaring inflation in what has become the world's worst-performing economy.

Food Crisis - The Greatest Threat To Social Stability

"...this is no ordinary riot. Unlike a riot triggered by, say, a TV news clip of some policeman beating a seemingly innocent man, the trigger is ongoing and, more importantly, it is not, at its heart, anger-based - it is fear-based. And it is self-perpetuating."

Does Technology Destroy Jobs? If Not What Does?

Technology always creates painful disruptions. But the correct approach is to do nothing. The problem is government and the Fed, not technology. The government is hell-bent on policies that destroy jobs and the Fed is hell-bent on producing inflation in a technological price deflation world. Blame the Fed and governments, not technology, for alleged “living wage” problems.