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Two views of the Phillips Curve

November 21, 2019

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The standard (Keynesian) view of the Phillips Curve is that a strong economy leads to higher inflation. If I’m not mistaken, Milton Friedman reversed the causation, arguing that higher than expected inflation led to a stronger economy: There is always a temporary trade-off between inflation and unemployment; there is... Read More >>
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How do conservatives feel about this?

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