Dec 2, 2020
In this off the cuff episode of Fed Watch, Christian and I dive more deeply into the technology driven deflation debate we started last week with our guest Jeff Booth. We bring up the chicken or the egg conversation that did not get answered fully last time; is the deflation from technology first or is the inflationary environment first? In other words, which force is primary? We discuss that topic again, and also touch on the problem that not all technology is equally inflationary.
Modern finance preceded the industrial revolution and it is widely accepted that technological advance and economic stimulus are directly correlated. Ansel attempts to make the claim that it is the culture and capital structure that results from debt-based fiat money that incentivizes massive technological advancement.
Without debt-based fiat money the deflationary pressure from innovation will return to the natural and gradual speed we saw throughout the days of the classic gold standard. Don’t forget to subscribe to Fed Watch so you don’t miss any of our great guest insights in the future.