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mo nuh tuh rist

  • n  an advocate of the theory that economic fluctuations are caused by increases or decreases in the supply of money

  • This analysis was so powerful that it revitalized the monetarist school of economic thought: that the supply of money greatly affects not only prices but economic output.
  • Says Harvard's Feldstein: "All mainstream practitioners are more monetarist, more supply-side oriented, and less Keynesian today than they used to be.
  • An economist largely influenced by the monetarist school, which holds that the Government should try to affect the nation's economic well-being by regulating the supply of money .
News & Articles

  • Speechless? Hold That Thought!
    Where is your spot on the fiscalist-monetarist axis? And, not getting what you want might actually be a good thing. Here are some of the LOL-inducing, insightful and character-limited words of wisdom that helped me run my business last week.
    June 14, 2013 - FOX Business Small Business Center
  • A Foolproof Approach To Monetary Policy That Monetarists And Fiscalists Can Support
    Cardiff Garcia says we all need to get along. At least the fiscalists and market monetarists who believe there is still a aggregate demand shortfall. He makes the case that both sides should tolerate and even embrace each other.
    June 14, 2013 - Business Insider

  • Margaret Thatcher in
    Professor Friedman is usually referred to as a monetarist,Thatcher said, "but his basic belief is not in money. It's in people's inherent right and ability to choose how they will live."
  • Norman Lamont in
    Lord Lamont, another former Chancellor, said: "Alan was a hugely important monetarist economist who influenced our understanding of inflation and how to control it. He was a firm believer in markets and a trenchant observer of economic policy. He...

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