Wednesday, September 5, 2012

It bears repeating


Back in the late 1970s and early 1980s the cult of monetarism was at its height...

Central banks do not directly control the broad money stock or its growth rate. This was the great lesson of those years.

2 comments:

Joshua Wojnilower said...

Each day I become a bit more worried that monetarism is close to returning. When experience cannot invalidate a theory and simplicity matters most, bad theories just keep getting repeated.

Jazzbumpa said...

Wow - did you read the comments there?

Friedman literally just made shit up.

He was a phony and a charlatan, selling monetarist snake oil.

JzB