Rethinking Conventional Wisdom: A Monetary Tour d'Horizon for 2013

The year 2012 has come and gone, and so have many things that were once accepted as conventional wisdom. Let’s take a tour d’horizon and examine three ideas that bear rethinking in 2013.

Rethinking the Money Supply

I begin with the nonsensical way that most central banks, including the U.S. Federal Reserve, measure the money supply. Conventional wisdom holds that the best way to measure the money supply is to define the components that make up a particular measure of money (from M0 to broad M4) and then simply add up the components to obtain a total.

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Kathleen M. Packard, Publisher
Ralph J. Benko, Editor

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Professor Jacques Rueff
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