The New Money episode 5: “Why do we want inflation?”

GB In Het Nieuwe Geld, Reinjan examines our monetary system, how it works, where it gets stuck and how it will change in the future. In this episode: When Reinjan wants to buy a house, he is trumped by an investor who offers more than one and a half tons over the asking price. Dumbfounded, he has no idea what a reasonable house price is anymore. On Bitcoin twitter, apart from endless talk about the price value, it is often about inflation. In other words, rising prices. But the enormously increased house prices are not included in the inflation that the media uses.

Episode 5: “Why Do We Want Inflation?”

Gradually, Reinjan finds out that there are different definitions of what inflation actually is. He discovers that inflation is nice when you have debts. Especially when the interest rate that you pay on your borrowed money is lower than inflation. Inflation then eats away your debt a bit, as it were. But there are also disadvantages. You can hear what those disadvantages are in this episode of Het Nieuwe Geld.

You can listen to this episode of Het Nieuwe Geld via the BNR site, or via all well-known podcast apps.

Reinjan Prakke is a child of the 90s and is used to prosperity. He has his own company, but does not invest. Until he comes into contact with cryptocurrencies through friends. This is his lucky shot he thinks and he invests in it. Successfully! Euphoria takes hold of him. Until the bubble bursts and the price implodes. Much of the profit has evaporated, but he has gained a fascination with our monetary system. This is where his personal quest starts to dissect how our monetary system works and what role bitcoin can play in it in the future.

Edin Mujagi? is chief economist at OHV Asset Management and has written several books on macroeconomics and economic history.

Sylvester Eijffinger, Emeritus Professor of Financial Economics at Tilburg University

Dirk Bezemer, professor of economics at the University of Groningen

Lex Hoogduin, Professor of Economics of Complexity and Uncertainty in Financial Markets and Financial Institutions at the University of Groningen and former director at De Nederlandsche Bank.

Jan Luiten van Zanden, professor of economic history.

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