The Eternal Plea for Inflation

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We learned in yesterday’s Washington Post that the Federal Reserve ‘needs to learn to love inflation.’
Economics writer Matt O’Brien argues the Fed’s 2% inflation target is far too modest… that Janet Yellen lacks something in the way of vocational ambition.
This fellow believes Ms. Yellen should set her cap much higher – 4% inflation:
The higher inflation is, the higher interest rates have to be to control it – and the more room there is to cut them when the economy gets into trouble. So if a 2% target doesn’t get rates high enough to keep them away from zero, then maybe a 4% one will…

This post was published at Wall Street Examiner by Brian Maher ‘ June 17, 2017.