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

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Wozu ein digitaler Euro, Dollar oder Yuan? fragt Die Zeit - Monetary-fiscal interactions on the way out of the crisis by Fabio Panetta

Digitales Zentral Bank Geld : Geld zwischen Schleier und Tabu (2)

Wie das kommende Digitale Zentralbankgeld (CBDC) die Banken und das Märchen vom Sparen bedroht; warum Banken kein Geld verleihen, es aber auch nicht Ex Nihilo schöpfen; und warum die orthodoxe Wirtschaftswissenschaft Geldschöpfung tabuisiert und Kreditgeld ignoriert.

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)

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

M & M Push EU Across Rubicon

"The deal broke two historic taboos," writes The Economist. "First, Europe’s leaders agreed that the European Commission ... may incur debt at an unprecedented scale. The NGEU will be funded by borrowing over six years, with bonds issued at maturities extending to 2058. Second, €390bn of the €750bn will be distributed as grants, and hence … Continue reading M & M Push EU Across Rubicon

Merkel Momentum?

"No more lame duck" but Hoffnungstraeger ist Merkel jetzt als Euro Presidentin, schreibt Merkel-Biographin Judy Dempsey und diagnistiziert eine dritte Merkelwende. Auch Politico's Paul Taylor sieht einen Merkel Milestone Moment: "In the twilight of her chancellorship, Angela Merkel has secured her place in the pantheon of European statesmanship by agreeing to common EU borrowing to help the … Continue reading Merkel Momentum?

Schwarze Null Vergiftet Europa

In einem Artikel vor dem Euro Gipfel  schlagen die deutschen Finanz- und Außenminister Olaf Scholz und Heiko Maas flexible ESM-Anpassungen  und einen paneuropäischen Garantiefonds vor, um "sehr schnell, unkompliziert und im nötigen Umfang ... gezielte Hilfe zu leisten."    Lesen Sie hier den ganzen Artikel Die Minister scheinen einen "möglichen komplexen Kompromiss" vorzuschlagen, wie Adam … Continue reading Schwarze Null Vergiftet Europa

Creditors Kill Europe

In a pre-summit article, German finance and foreign ministers Olaf Scholz and Heiko Maas  suggest flexible ESM adjustments to provide  "quick and targeted relief... (and) ... a pan-European guarantee fund to secure loans ... (so)  the European Investment Bank (EIB) would ensure liquidity for small and medium-sized enterprises in the EU countries." read the whole … Continue reading Creditors Kill Europe

Black Zero Resurrected

Die Schwarze Null. Resurrected. Turns out the Black Zero  is resurrecting faster than Jesus.  According to Reuters "The German government will return to its savings policy once the coronavirus crisis is over, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier told ZDF broadcaster on Tuesday. "We're taking the money out at favourable conditions on the capital market and the … Continue reading Black Zero Resurrected

Virus Kills Black Zero

Die Schwarze Null. Ein Staatsbegräbnis. Just after posting a record surplus the German government has been nudged into an abrupt volte-face by the virus.  Suppressing a tear and muttering "wat mutt dat mutt" ("needs must") German finance minister  Olaf Scholz used a bazooka to kill the emperor. "Although there have been many false dawns when … Continue reading Virus Kills Black Zero

Crisis!

Is the coronavirus an act of green terrorism? Allegedly the currently globalising  coronavirus did not just accidentally escape from the  Wuhan virology lab  but was deliberately smuggled out by a 21 year old researcher and self declared Greta Thunberg fan.  "I wanted to disrupt the earth-killing global economy" declared the biochemistry student who sneaked out … Continue reading Crisis!

Christoph Pfluger

blog     youtube      Zeitpunkt Christoph Pfluger is a Swiss author, publisher and money reform activist who was introduced to the topic in the early 1980's by the late Margrit Kennedy. gg/caw 2019 Das nächste Geld - Christoph Pfluger's Buch kommt als bescheidenes Taschenbuch daher, liest sich aber wie das Lebenswerk einer Person die sich … Continue reading Christoph Pfluger

Corbyn Moment auf Deutsch?

Can you spot the winners? Not Olaf with the mike, it's Norbert and Saskia on the right. SPD left wingers whose victory may nudge the markets to price in a grand coalition fracas. Is this Deutschland's Corbyn moment? Can anti-austerity Saskia Esken and "taxpayers' Robin Hood" Norbert Walter-Borjans  be  Bonnie and Clyde to revive the … Continue reading Corbyn Moment auf Deutsch?

One or two of the 85%?

Allegedly 85% of politicians are not familiar with how banks create money ... For the general population it's 80%.  Any questions? Like, what does it mean for a government to have "... no money left!" as Michael Gove puts it, quoting the last outgoing Labour chancellor?  When Andrew Gwynne objects: "But that was a joke..." does that … Continue reading One or two of the 85%?

German Resistance

Let it not be said that there is no German resistance to Black Zero Worship. Papers like DIE ZEIT have cast doubt on the wisdom of the Schwarze Null  as far back as September : "If the SPD and Union agree on one issue, then this one: The black zero must stand. The ... Chancellor and her … Continue reading German Resistance

Lagarde Adagio Offuscato

Expect nothing but a repeat variation of  her 2012 Wolfgang Schäuble laudatio  from consummate diplomat Christine Lagarde today.  This is not the time to tell the Germans to get over their Schwarze Null fetish and spend money. Maybe there will be the odd softly spoken hint at clever new injection technology tunneling through southern debt mountains toward … Continue reading Lagarde Adagio Offuscato

QE5: QE farce wants to be Mousetrap

The “hell-has-no-fury like a creditor financially-repressed” farce continues, apparently intent on outdoing the London Mousetrap  with this stubborn repeat of the ancient tragedy of debtors versus creditors ? Or as bloomberg puts it "Anti-Draghi Revolt at ECB Still Won't Die." The FT tells us that the bank’s “…monetary policy committee … advised against resuming its bond purchases. … (and … Continue reading QE5: QE farce wants to be Mousetrap