David Orrell’s Quantum Money Magic – a must-read for would-be economists

book review- David Orrell's impressive, intelligent and imaginative bomb of a book is a highly recommended read for all connoisseurs of curiosity and hope and an absolute must-read for would-be economists. - Before you invest years of your time and 1000s of your dollars to practice 101 Mankiw, take time to read this book. Don't pay big bucks before you've read this quantum leap of a mind-bender destroying incumbent thought like there is a tomorrow. It'll reach parts of your quantum brain you could never code into clockwork DSGE. Read this book to reconsider the relevant marginal utilites. Especially if you are a bit of a quant, a bit nerdy or a bit curious.

Milton Friedman’s Interest Rate Fallacy

strange positive correlation between borrowing volumes and interest rate levels? - uncreditworthy businesses are altogether excluded from global debt markets...

Agent Orange? Bildungslücke der Ampelkoalition emittiert Aktienrente

Sehr Geehrte Ampel, In dem Glauben dass Sie meine freischaffenden Interessen am ehesten vertreten, möchte ich mich als Selbstständiger primär an Gelb, sekundär an Rot und zu guter Letzt an Grün wenden. Freiheit, Gerechtigkeit, Nachhaltigkeit - das ist gut. Ich freue mich Sie wollen auf dem Weg dorthin Fortschritt wagen. Gerade was die Digitalisierung angeht. … Continue reading Agent Orange? Bildungslücke der Ampelkoalition emittiert Aktienrente

Pierre Bourdieu in Millenial Pink: ‘We need to talk about Money.’

  I was about to leave my bookshop empty handed when I spotted a money title from an author not male, not middle-aged and not white: "We Need to Talk About Money" by Otegha Uwagba. A rare book indeed! So collectible I bought the pricey hardback. Having read it I have no regrets. Like Bourdieu, … Continue reading Pierre Bourdieu in Millenial Pink: ‘We need to talk about Money.’

Digitales Zentral Bank Geld : Geld zwischen Schleier und Tabu (1)

Hat TheEconomist den endogenen Motor des Kapitalismus enthüllt? Eher nicht. Eher 101=404. Der klassische Fehler wird nicht gefunden. Man man mag die orthodoxe "Savings&Loans" Spar-Brille nicht absetzen. Trotzdem lohnt sich die Lektüre. Die Staats-Digital-Währung kommt. So oder so.   e-Yuan will do nicely Im AngloMainstream wird jetzt öfter von digitalem Zentralbankgeld gereded. Schon wieder ein … Continue reading Digitales Zentral Bank Geld : Geld zwischen Schleier und Tabu (1)

CBDC Govcoins – Has The Economist unveiled the endogenous engine of capitalism?

Not quite. More like 101=404. Classical effort = Error not found. Missing as ever : The Money. “Economic action cannot, at least in capitalist society, be explained without taking account of money, and practically all economic propositions are relative to the modus operandi of a given monetary system,” Joseph Schumpeter 1939 The Economist special report 2021 The … Continue reading CBDC Govcoins – Has The Economist unveiled the endogenous engine of capitalism?

“Digital Corrections – will crypto save capitalism, and the FED ?”

The FED has no way of re-balancing or raising rates without crashing the markets. The FED doesn't want to take the blame. Not again. Even though the markets are crying out for a correction.  There is no discipline. The level of incontinence is unprecedented. QE has got to stop. But how? One would like new … Continue reading “Digital Corrections – will crypto save capitalism, and the FED ?”

DEBT past present future public private crisis

see also >Ann Pettifor cnbc.com 3-3-2022 Sri Lanka’s economic crisis deepens as the country is snowed under its crushing debt - by Sumathi Bala For Zahara Zain, the current times in Sri Lanka are  reminiscent of the early 1970s, when the country was fighting for its surviva, when the country was fighting for its survival amid … Continue reading DEBT past present future public private crisis

Zahlmeister entpuppt sich als Milchmädchen

The UK's Daily Express daily feeds Brexiteers with eye-popping revelations about the imminent implosion of the EU .  One soon learns not to put one's money on those.  But the unearthing of a 2year old CEP report  caught my attention. It's got some eye-popping numbers relevant to Germany's idea of it's position in Europe : … Continue reading Zahlmeister entpuppt sich als Milchmädchen

Greensill

"The Best Way to Rob a Bank" -  Ben Hunt's  article about  the tiny  Bremer Bundaberg Bank  that paid for Gupta buying Krupp  is a delightfully illuminating summing up of the Greensill episode. Here are some highlights : "I think that the collapse over the past week of Greensill Capital has a lot of systemic … Continue reading Greensill

Ann Pettifor

g0g   deutsch hier Worldwide there are about 15.000 economists.  Six of them did predict the 2008/09 global-financial-crisis. Ann Pettifor was one of them. "Ann Pettifor, director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME).  Pettifor’s 2006 publication – The Coming First World Debt Crisis – bombed on its release, but became a bestseller after the GFC. … Continue reading Ann Pettifor

David Orrell

The Economsit's Buttonwood mentions David Orrell! Mind you it's in the same disembedded manner in which heteros are occasionally allowed to represent "latest research"!;-D.  Not a whisper about Orrell being DSGE-hate-mail attracting author of Economyths...

The Queen, Seventeen, Halloween…

Ten years after the 2008 crisis I came across an old Guardian article : Queen finally finds out why no one saw the financial crisis coming Her Majesty gets the answer to her question – four years after she asked it – on a tour of the Bank of England One doesn't normally keep the … Continue reading The Queen, Seventeen, Halloween…

Steve Keen

ProfSteveKeen.compatreontwitteryoutubeineteconomics.org Steve Keen calls himself a Post-Keynesian. Not to be confused with new, neo or real Keynesians,  Post-Keynesians are probably the largest group of non mainstream economists, not least because they are a very mixed bunch. Keen is famous for being one of those who did see the 2007 crisis coming, for his "Debunking Economics", … Continue reading Steve Keen