Will Higher Taxes Crash Markets? Is The Fed Losing Independence? Economist Steve Hanke Answers

The David Lin Report, Released on 5/2/24 (Recorded on 5/1/24)

Steve Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics, addresses a supposed 10-page document outlining a “secret” plan to have Donald Trump curtail the Federal Reserve’s independence if he were elected, as well as rising inflation concerns and monetary policy outlook.

0:00 – Intro
0:38 – Trump and the Fed
13:24 – Capital gains tax increases
31:16 – Inflation and monetary policy
35:58 – Cantillon Effect
42:17 – Argentina’s budget surplus

Steve Hanke is an American applied economist at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He is also a senior fellow and director of the Troubled Currencies Project at the libertarian Cato Institute in Washington, DC, and co-director of the Johns Hopkins University’s Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise in Baltimore, Maryland. Hanke is known for his work as a currency reformer in emerging-market countries. He was a senior economist with President Ronald Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1981 to 1982, and has served as an adviser to heads of state in countries throughout Asia, South America, Europe, and the Middle East. He is also known for his work on currency boards, dollarization, hyperinflation, water pricing and demand, benefit-cost analysis, privatization, and other topics in applied economics. Hanke has written extensively as a columnist for Forbes magazine and other publications. He is also a currency and commodity trader.

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