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Memo To Fed: Stop Chasing The Boogeyman Of Low-flation—Just Get An Accurate Inflation Ruler

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For the first time in history, the Fed is officially and vocally considering the use of monetary policy to increase inflation, or at least inflation expectations. On Friday, it was the turn of Chicago Fed President Charles Evans to drill this message into the minds of recalcitrant consumers and workers, whose fruits of their labor get eaten up by inflation: https://wolfstreet.com/2019/07/13/my-advice-to-the-fed-on-low-inflation-use-different-index-tell-bls-to-be-less-aggressive-with-hedonic-quality-adjustments/

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For the first time in history, the Fed is officially and vocally considering the use of monetary policy to increase inflation, or at least inflation expectations. On Friday, it was the turn of Chicago Fed President Charles Evans to drill this message into the minds of recalcitrant consumers and workers, whose fruits of their labor get eaten up by inflation:

https://wolfstreet.com/2019/07/13/my-advice-to-the-fed-on-low-inflation-use-different-index-tell-bls-to-be-less-aggressive-with-hedonic-quality-adjustments/

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David Alan Stockman (born November 10, 1946) is a former businessman and U.S. politician who served as a Republican U.S. Representative from the state of Michigan (1977–1981) and as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (1981–1985) under President Ronald Reagan.

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