"There is a new 'Silk Road'-this time as a path through the
complex world of inflation. Roger Silk has produced a thinking
person's guide to the theory, measurement, and history of
price rises. His vignettes of inflation through time, from 600
BC to the present, are among the most fascinating dimensions
of this new volume."
-Wally Falcon, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University
"I must tell you he wrote an excellent book... I [found it] accurate,
written in a moderate tone and extremely well explained.
I dedicated [a recent] communication with unit holders to the
subject of demand for money/velocity and its impact on inflation.
Roger did a superb job in explaining it and in exposing
some of the measurement problems associated with velocity."
-Albert Friedberg, CEO Friedberg Mercantile Group
"Milton Friedman told us: You get inflation if and only if the
government increases money supply. A s Silk's excellent and
highly readable book explains, that's largely correct, but not
100%. Moreover, Friedman's explanation is incomplete-it
doesn't explain why a government increases money supply.
The answer, according to Silk, is because politicians and voters
want to finance new programs-sometimes wars, but often
feel-good social programs-and they've already exhausted the
borrowing and taxing-the-people routes. Silk's analysis is worrisome.
Significant inflation might soon be returning to the
-Tim Groseclose, Professor of Economics, George Mason