The inflation rate is a measure of the increase in asset prices, measuring the percentage change in the average price level from the previous year. Where a positive inflation rate means rising prices, a negative inflation rate means falling prices, and a declining positive inflation rate means rising prices at a slow rate. Inflation can be … Continue reading Inflation

Competing Crypto-Currency, RSCoin

The Telegraph reports the Bank of England are developing a new competing currency for Bitcoin, called RSCoin. “[This new currency transfers the] control of money creation from private banks to the state. Arguably, this would make the financial system safer and less prone to boom-bust cycles.” (Evans-Pritchard, 2016). Inflation-induced “boom-bust cycles” arise from monetary policy credit … Continue reading Competing Crypto-Currency, RSCoin

Monetary Policy and the Reserve Bank of Australia

  The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) was created by the Reserve Bank Act 1959 as “Australia’s central bank, which is responsible for managing the Commonwealth’s monetary policy, ensuring financial stability, and printing and distributing currency.” (Reserve Bank of Australia, 2011) This article in explaining the premise of the RBA and monetary policy will consider … Continue reading Monetary Policy and the Reserve Bank of Australia