Freeports, fracking and trickle-down tax cuts wrapped in workfare austerity? Liz Truss latest Ode to Growth sounded so out of tune with realities, even the money markets didn't know if they should laugh or cry at this eye-wateringly incompetent re-hash of 1980's neolibbery. Neither FT nor Economist were amused, and the polls seemed to be … Continue reading Growth! Growth! Growth! Wrong? Wrong? Wrong?
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monetary phenomenology portal page on INFLATION - updates here inflation - What is it? gm pages, posts updated articles Inflation – what is it ? Milton Friedman told us: “Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon”. But is it? QE-forever seems to suggest this can’t be right. Freedman’s inflation has been in trouble. But has … Continue reading INFLATION
Collective insanity, insurgent revolt or just playing games? Who cares if we can all have a laugh at Mr Moneybags drop his shorts and reveal the entitled shrivel underneath. As Kenan Malik writes in The Guardian "Having been outgamed by a bunch of nerds, the titans of Wall Street did what all entitled people do. They … Continue reading GameStop doesn’t stop the game
Has the Phillips Curve finally been buried? Whilst the FT reports on the Fed's new strategy as just another incremental codification of its extremely dovish policy, Reuters reads it as a final straw flattening the curve out of existence: "One of the fundamental theories of modern economics may have finally been put to rest." … Continue reading Funeral of a Classic Curve?
Dummes Deutsches Geld As wkipedia tells us "Stupid German Money ... ist ein ursprünglich von der US-amerikanischen Filmwirtschaft geprägter Begriff für Gelder aus geschlossenen Medienfonds des deutschlandspezifischen grauen Kapitalmarkts. Diese Fonds wurden wegen hoher Abschreibungsmöglichkeiten als Steuersparmodell genutzt. Die Gelder flossen größtenteils in amerikanische Filmproduktionen." Since then it's been used derogatively and polemically to refer to … Continue reading “Stupid German Money”
"Inflation ... has left many observers scratching their heads as to why the current level ... does not match the current state of the real economy ..." said ex ECB board member Sabine Lautenschläger in a recent speech. The Economist discerns "strange new rules", devotes a special report to "The End of Inflation?" and concludes that inflation is … Continue reading Head Scratching Inflation
David Orrell Quantum Economics (excerpt) - Ch5 The Money Bomb ... Fairy dustAs described theoretically in textbooks such as Mankiw’s , fractional reserve banking apportions most of the job of creating money from the sovereign to the private banking system , but the central bank is still firmly in control . However , Soddy’s warnings … Continue reading D Orrell The Money Bomb
"Inflation ... has left many observers scratching their heads as to why the current level ... does not match the current state of the real economy ..." said ex ECB board member Sabine Lautenschläger in a recent speech. The Economist discerns "strange new rules", devote a special report to "The End of Inflation?" and concludes that inflation is … Continue reading Head scratching inflation