Saturday, June 29, 2013

Exchange Rate Inequities

John Cochrane:

If they don't like the Chinese peg, maybe next they can target Texas for its 1-1 peg to the Ohio dollar, which is obviously sucking business to Texas.

It’s hard to get the point across to undergraduates that living inside a country is like living in a big fixed exchange system. And fixed exchange systems, by construction, allow the free transfer of wealth from one location to another.

Alternatively: people who bitch about Texas are just avoiding the inadequacy of their own current location.

Via Café Hayek.

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