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New Attitudes About Inflation

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  • Philip Arestis
  • John McCombie
  • Warren Mosler

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The authors point out a rarely considered fact about monetary policy. Ironically, central banks now tolerate inflation that is faster than the rise in wages. Workers pay the price. In this piece, the authors analyze the new focus on core inflation, and the politics involved, and point out that workers are bearing more of the burden than is realized.

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  • Philip Arestis & John McCombie & Warren Mosler, 2006. "New Attitudes About Inflation," Challenge, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 49(5), pages 33-52.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:challe:v:49:y:2006:i:5:p:33-52
    DOI: 10.2753/0577-5132490503
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    1. Joanne Cutler, 2001. "Core Inflation in the UK," Discussion Papers 03, Monetary Policy Committee Unit, Bank of England.
    2. Smith, Julie K, 2004. "Weighted Median Inflation: Is This Core Inflation?," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 36(2), pages 253-263, April.
    3. Kydland, Finn E & Prescott, Edward C, 1977. "Rules Rather Than Discretion: The Inconsistency of Optimal Plans," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 85(3), pages 473-491, June.
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