280 · Decoding the Drivers of Inflation and Markets w/ Steve Hanke

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Trading commodities since 14 years old, Professor Hanke started learning the importance of closely following macro economic factors which impact the prices of currencies, commodities and consumer goods. His evidence-based approach uncovers the deeper forces driving inflation and market fluctuations and challenges prevailing narratives as it relates to economics. By exploring macro topics often overlooked by the mainstream, Professor Hanke broadens our collective understanding and invites us to think more deeply and critically about the economic forces shaping our world.

About Steve Hanke:

Steve Hanke is an American economist and professor of applied economics at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Steve is known for his work as a currency reformer in emerging-market countries and served on President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers. Very recently, Washingtonian magazine recognized Steve Hanke in their annual list of Washington, D.C.’s 500 most influential figures in shaping public policy.

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Topics & Timestamps:

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  • 0:00 Introduction and Background
  • 5:50 Interest rate decision. 
  • 11:28 Why does the Fed engage in Quantitative tightening?
  • 17:08 Why don’t economists focus on Money Supply?
  • 20:50 The death of leverage?
  • 23:15 Inflation report. Is stagflation back?
  • 25:25 Is inflation manipulated? 
  • 32:55 Shadowstats states inflation is much higher
  • 35:30 Effects of shrinkflation on inflation
  • 40:15 Gold and what is driving its strength
  • 45:13 The economic multiplier effect. 
  • 59:50 Indicators to see effectiveness of government spending
  • 64:13 MMT and can it help us?
  • 65:50 Contraction of money supply is nothing to worry about?
  • 67:18 Don’t fight the Fed. Are the markets overinflated?
  • 1:09:45 Anything to be optimistic over?

Steve Hanke

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