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Scott Sumner yesterday posted a excellent overview of some key Market Monetarist positions. I initially thought I would also write a comment on what I think is the main positions of Market Monetarism but then realised that I already done that in my Working Paper on Market Monetarism from last year - "Market Monetarism - The Second Monetarist Counter-revolution".
I have been giving the issue of devaluation a bit of attention recently. In my view most people fail to understand the monetary aspects of currency moves - both within a floating exchange rate regime and with managed or pegged exchange regimes.
Over at the Ludwig von Mises Institute's website they have reproduced a comment from good old Ludwig von Mises on "The Objectives of Currency Devaluation" from Human Action. I love Human Action and there is no doubt Ludwig von Mises was a great economist, but to be frank when it comes to the issue of devaluation he was basically clueless. Sorry guys - his views on this issue are not too impressive.
The Danish free market think tank CEPOS will later in the spring republish the Danish edition of Milton Friedman’s Free to Choose. I am extremely honoured that the good people at CEPOS have asked me to write the preface for “Det Frie Valg” as “Free to Choose” is known in Danish.
Here is a memorable quote from Darko Oračić - one of my readers in Croatia:
Renee Haltom has an interesting article in the recent edition of Richmond's Fed's magazine Region Focus on "Would a LITTLE inflation produce a BIGGER recover?".
Yesterday, I did a presentation about monetary explanations for the Great Depression (See my paper here) at a conference hosted by the Danish Libertas Society. The theme of the conference was Austrian economics so we got of to an interesting start when I started my presentation with a bashing of Austrian business cycle theory - particularly the Rothbardian version (you know that has given me a headache recently).
Yet another argument for prediction markets: "Reputation and Forecast Revisions: Evidence from the FOMC"
I am already spamming my readers today so this will not be a long post. But take a look at this working paper - "Reputation and Forecast Revisions: Evidence from the FOMC" by