When consumer price inflation first reared its ugly head in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis, the initial reaction of central bankers and politicians was to dismiss it, along with anyone expressing concern over it. As Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell put it, consumer price increases were merely “transitory” and nothing to be too […]

Europe’s economy has recovered from the dislocations and restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the overall picture remains disappointing. During the past decade, the average annual growth rate of gross domestic product (GDP) in the European Union was about 1.5 percent, and preliminary estimates for 2023 are below 1 percent. Some believe that the […]

Last week, the European Central Bank (ECB) held a session where they chose to keep the key interest rates unchanged. This decision came as a disappointment to many who were hoping for a slight reduction, given that inflation seemed to be under control. However, the situation may not be that straightforward. Across the eurozone, unions […]

Today’s irresponsible economic policies are repeating historical mistakes, risking catastrophic consequences similar to those experienced in the past. In November 1923, a century ago, Germany’s post-war inflation reached its peak. One kilogram of rye bread was priced at 223 billion marks, and beef prices had soared past the trillion mark. Post-war Germany was facing exorbitant […]

The fight against inflation has produced encouraging results: according to the latest reports, core inflation was 4.1 percent in September in the United States (4.8 percent in June), 4.2 percent in October the eurozone (5.5 percent in June) and 6.1 percent in the United Kingdom (6.9 percent in June). This is the good news. The […]

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