Karlsruhe – what next?

verfassungsblog.de    27/4/2021  A Relieving Decision    by  Hanno Kube With its interim decision of 15 April 2021, the German Federal Constitutional Court has paved the way for ratification of the 2020 Own Resources Decision by the German side. The speculation that the temporary order issued on 26 March 2021 against the German President – … Continue reading Karlsruhe – what next?

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

monetary fiscal political ECB/EU, Japan

see also monetary fiscal political - Fed US  BoE UK digital money news -  CBDCs  & monetary politics  MMT observatory articles - updated 12/2021 tagesschau.de/wirtschaft/finanzen/bundesbank-jens-weidmann unherd.com/   9/12/2021  The Japanification of the Eurozone - ECB holdings of government debt are now very close to Japanese levels - Governments around the world have borrowed their way through … Continue reading monetary fiscal political ECB/EU, Japan

Schwarze Null? Nein Danke!

The infamous Black Zero is about to make a noisy reappearance im Deutschen Schuldenbewusstsein. Frisch von der Tagesschau  :  Laut  Handelsblatt  "will das Kanzleramt  die Schuldenbremse jahrelang aussetzen und Scholz zeigt sich offen für den Vorstoß."  Aber  Kanzleramtschef Helge Braun's "Vorschlag einer längeren Aussetzung der Schuldenbremse"  wird wohl nicht nur in der Union "auf heftige … Continue reading Schwarze Null? Nein Danke!

MONEY – the true story of a made up thing – by JACOB GOLDSTEIN

This crisp little pick 'n' mix history of money by Jacob Goldstein  makes for an easy, entertaining read. As gripping as a money book can be it has the light touch of journalistic storytelling, veined by vivid vignettes and sorted around some refreshingly newish themes. Like China's paper money phase or a chapter on John … Continue reading MONEY – the true story of a made up thing – by JACOB GOLDSTEIN

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

Fonds not Bonds

Fonds are to bond Europe for the time being. No (explicit) eurobonds. No (explicit) ECB direct financing. Instead a confusingly mutualising and de-mutualisng  cocktail of credits and debits will have to do as the momentary expression of mutuality. "Ist auch im Deutschen Interesse." Angela Merkel assures her sceptical Sparbürger.   Schauen Sie hier die tagesschau As … Continue reading Fonds not Bonds

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

HETERO MACRO – Schwarze Null Widerstand

HETERO MACRO - Schwarze Null Widerstand - Deutsche Heteros und ökonomische Dissidenten     siehe auch  >DeGrowth auf Deutsch   >Geldforschung   >"Stupid German Money" zum Thema : Deutsche Ordo Ortho Oekonomie soziopolis/gg 3-2022 ..."...gerade der deutsche Diskurs zu Haushalts- und Geldpolitik scheint von den oben genannten geldtheoretischen Entwicklungen nahezu vollständig abgekoppelt. Die alte Bundesbank, seit den … Continue reading HETERO MACRO – Schwarze Null Widerstand