Tag: Monetary Policy
Coined by Charles Goodhart, the principle “When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure” highlights the unintended repercussions of emphasizing a singular metric. Originating from monetary policy observations, the principle reveals how entities adjust their behaviors in response to metrics becoming primary objectives across diverse sectors.
Seigniorage denotes the profit made by a government from issuing currency. It not only acts as a revenue source, but also impacts inflation, debt values, and monetary policy. In the digital age, its relevance extends to cryptocurrencies and their unique economic dynamics.
The Capital-Labor Ratio is an economic indicator measuring the amount of capital available per worker in a firm or economy. It’s instrumental in determining productivity, wage levels, and employment. Changes in this ratio can significantly influence income distribution and economic growth.