Economists Menzie Chinn and Jeffry Frieden argue that as debt is the major factor dragging on...

|By:, SA News Editor

Economists Menzie Chinn and Jeffry Frieden argue that as debt is the major factor dragging on economic growth, inflation should be allowed to rise. This "would reduce the real burden of debt on households, corporations and governments, spurring both investment and consumption." However, while the Chicago Fed's Charles Evans supports the idea, Ben Bernanke doesn't. (Summary)