#45 Steve Hanke - A 79% Return, Advising President Reagan & Taming Hyperinflation
Steve Hanke is a professor of applied economics at The Johns Hopkins University and senior fellow at the Cato Institute. Over four decades Hanke has advised dozens of world leaders from President Ronald Reagan to Indonesia’s Suharto on currency reforms, privatization, and how to tame hyperinflation. An active trader of currencies and commodities, Hanke was the president of the world’s best performing mutual fund in 1995, a year in which Toronto Trust Argentina recorded a 79.25% return.
Hanke takes us on a fascinating journey through post-war politics and economic policy, not forgetting to explain the current landscape, just a week after Biden’s inauguration and days after Janet Yellen’s appointment as US Treasury Secretary. Hanke also allows me to tie his more macro insights back to global equity markets, speculating on where they’re likely to head in what promises to be an eventful 2021. Enjoy the episode!
Read Hanke's article on his inflation dashboard, and Venezuela’s spiralling hyperinflation:
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