Friday, April 04, 2008

The Wonders of Central Banking

Zimbabwe has just released a new $50 million bank note. This comes after it was reported that inflation reached 165,000% in the month of February. Oh what prosperity central banks can bring! I can't wait for the day it costs $15 million to buy a loaf of bread here in the United States.

We should take note of this worst case scenario before we start expanding the powers of the Federal Reserve. Economic central planning doesn't work, even in monetary policy. The Fed hasn't solved our problems this time around and sure didn't do a good job during the Great Depression. In fact, we still have business cycles and inflation. What exactly does the Fed do?

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