If I own a company whose assets are 100 barrels of oil valued at $10,000 in some currency, and the currency's value suddenly drops by a factor of two, I would expect that my company is now suddenly ...
If I understood well Quantitative Easing basically means a Central Bank prints out more money of its own currency. It seems simple to understand that it saves the country banks and the States by ...
When you save money in the bank, you expect interest on your investment. But if you invest, on, say property, gold, or other durable goods, you don't expect your house or gold to multiply. Why? Is it ...
Does anyone know of approachable books/papers/articles covering the topics of inflationary and deflationary economy comparison? That is: comparing how different the local/global economy might look if ...
How do economists track the prices of things like milk, produce, furniture and other retail products? Do they have people with clipboards going out to stores and gathering data? Scrape web sites? ...
I'm not sure that question is appropriate here, if it is not I will delete it. Question: I heard that in USA prices are rising, but salaries are not. This looks strange to me. It means that companies ...
Is inflation a good or bad thing? Why do governments want some inflation?
This question is raised in the movie Money as Debt (at time index 29:00). The answer that immediately pops to my head is "because printing money causes inflation". However, according to this movie, ...