The Economics of Rip Van Winkle –

Binyamin Applebaum’s piece on the growing acknowledgment that moderate inflation can help, especially under current circumstances. But I can’t help thinking, only now they notice? I mean, this was all worked out and carefully explained fifteen years ago.

Oh, and the hard thing now is how you get inflation when we’re already at the zero lower bound. You really want this tied to expansionary fiscal policy, not austerity.

Still, any intellectual forward motion is welcome.

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