Why PhD Economists Don’t Really Understand Inflation
June 21, 2022
Hosted by Jay Taylor
Jeff Deist, Michael Oliver & Patrick Highsmith return. Suddenly, with exploding consumer prices stripping the fruits of labor away from average Americans and thus threatening the political status quo, TV talking heads have set aside concerns about COVID and the Ukraine to focus on what Americans really care most about, namely their ability to put food on the table and gas in their cars. But actually, what is inflation? Is it simply rising prices or is there more to it? What is its root cause? Most Americans don’t realize that long before the CPI rose rapidly beyond the Fed’s target of 2% to over 8%, massive levels of inflation fueled the financial markets to levels that make no economic sense. In that process wealth was allocated from America’s middle class to America’s top 1%. But now that the 1% have gorged themselves with so much wealth that a growing number of Americans are living in poverty, the economic system is breaking down. Why have the PhD economists at the Federal Reserve and our politicians failed us so badly? Is there anything that can be done to tame inflation without ushering in a severe depression? Austrian economists have well-reasoned answers and Jeff Deist, President of the Mises Institute, will share some of them that have originated from the Father of Austrian Economics, Ludwig von Mises. Michael will share his latest thoughts on major markets based on his structure and momentum models and Patrick will update us on Timberline Resources’ exciting new Carlin-style gold discovery in Nevada.
Turning Hard Times into Good Times
Tuesday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
Jay Taylor’s show will explain the real underlying causes for plunging stock prices, plunging home prices and growing unemployment. By correctly diagnosing the cause of America’s economic decline, rather than listening to excuses from Wall Street and Washington, Jay will offer winning investment ideas to protect and increase wealth.
Topics to be discussed will include the cause of the decline of: our monetary system and our economy, the housing markets, the equity markets, and commodities, Why gold and silver are rising in value and how investors can profit from the direction of these markets through specific stocks, ETF’s and precious metals will also be discussed. Turning Hard Times into Good Times is broadcast live every Tuesday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
Jay Taylor has been able to more than double his newsletter’s model portfolio from 2000 to the present even as the S&P 500 was in the process of losing 50% of its value!
The insights provided to Jay came from a history professor in 1967 who advised Jay that when countries go off a gold or silver standard, hard economic times are sure to follow because nations begin to think they do not need to work hard and save to enjoy a better life. Indeed there is no free lunch and a gold standard reminds people of that every day.
Jay watched his professor’s prophetic words come true when in 1971, President Nixon completely detached the dollar from gold. Not surprising to Jay, the price of gold skyrocketed in the late 1970s as inflation wiped out vast amounts of wealth from average Americans. To protect his own wealth Jay began to invest in gold and gold mining shares and in 1981 he began sharing his success and insights in his newsletter. In 1981 Jay began writing a subscription newsletter that has earned his subscribers countless thousands of dollars over the years.
Jay’s insights as to the real cause of our problems has enabled him to find investment strategies that work. Diagnose a problem correctly and you have a chance for success. Diagnose a problem incorrectly as the establishment does and you are sure to fail.