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Why the Bank of England should scrap its inflation target

Fifty years have passed since Milton Friedman delivered his groundbreaking American Economic Association Presidential address on the role of monetary policy. Unfortunately, many of Friedman’s insights are neglected today. Friedman demolished the view that the Federal Reserve was powerless to prevent the Great Depression. In fact, he showed that the Federal Reserve’s deliberately deflationary policies were to blame for turning a crash into a depression. One of Friedman’s great insights was that... Read More >

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