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The 2020’s Inflation: A Living Postmortem

Lecture by Christopher D. Silber

Fri Aug 18 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm (PDT)

Seating is limited.

In the wake of the Covid pandemic the USA and most developed countries have witnessed price inflation levels unseen since the stagflation era of the 1970’s. And once again, just as with stagflation, politicians and the press have bewildered the public with a myriad of contradicting scapegoats–a few accurate, most bogus–like “supply chain problems,” “oil prices, “Putin’s war,” and “corporate greed.”

Bastiat Society speaker Chris Silber attempts to clear the fog and describe not only the real macroeconomic drivers behind the last few years’ inflation, but also the necessary conditions for every inflation in history. Using easily-digested economic concepts of money, output, and velocity Chris will also explain why inflation was so muted in the early months of the pandemic and, despite a record contraction in the money supply going back to the 1930’s, inflationary pressure remain so stubborn even in 2023.

6:00 - 6:30: Check In & Appetizers
6:30 - 7:30: The 2020’s Inflation: A Living Postmortem
7:30 - 8:00: Food, discussion & networking

*Food and Refreshments will be provided. 


About the Speaker:

Chris Silber is a Bay Area Bastiat Society speaker who has previously presented on prospects for U.S. inflation, gold-based monetary systems, and the Great Depression. Recently Chris completed a two-year series of online articles on free banking in Great Britain and North America, now in paperback book form. Chris also blogs on economics for Cautious Optimism, a Facebook-based community page, where he has posted over 300 articles.

Chris' new book , Free Versus Regulated Banking Three Centuries of Crisis and Stability in Great Britain and North America, covers the history of Anglo-North American banking regulation and its effects on financial stability.

Event Address:

World Affairs  312 Sutter St #200, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

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