The questions under discussion include:
- What causes inflation, and to what degree can governments control it?
- Is mild but positive inflation (say, 2%) socially or economically beneficial?
- Through what political mechanism should target inflation rates be chosen?
Personally, my enthusiasm for all things economic is flagging a bit, given how long the ‘credit crunch’ has been dominating news and political commentary. That being said, I am always keen to foster discussion and, ideally, make it available in ways that third parties will find useful at later times.