Fed's impact on inflation: what investors got wrong - Steve Hanke

One of the main lessons from the last financial recession of 2008 is that the U.S. economy did not see double-digit inflation rates when quantitative easing was launched, said Steve Hanke, professor of applied economics of Johns Hopkins University.
"All the gold bugs in the world said that the Fed was exploding its balance sheet, the narrow measure of money was going up very fast, we're going to have hyperinflation. No, we didn't have hyperinflation because the Fed is a very small part of the broad money picture, and broad money never grew very fast, it never grew more than about 5% per annum," Hanke told Kitco News. (show less)

One of the main lessons from the last financial recession of 2008 is that the U.S. economy did not see double-digit inflation rates when quantitative easing was launched, said Steve Hanke, professor of applied economics of Johns Hopkins University.
"All the gold bugs in the world said that the Fed was exploding its balance sheet, the narrow measure of money was going up very fast, we're going to have hyperinflation. No, we didn't have hyperinflation because the ... (read more)

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