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...

Monetary fiscal US UK Can Fed BoE BoC Brazil

unherd.com 3-5-2022 Is this the beginning of the end for the US dollar? - China is threatening to dump dollar reserves to protect them from seizure - by Philip Pilkington ..."On Saturday The Financial Times reported that the Chinese central bank and finance ministry held an internal conference discussing how to protect against potential US … Continue reading Monetary fiscal US UK Can Fed BoE BoC Brazil

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

Crisis? What Crisis!

"Almost no chance of a recession this year", concludes Barron's roundtable, "markets will gain despite looming risks."  "Recession has been "priced out in a rally for the record books" booms bloomberg and forbes feels that now "only the perennial bears believe" in a 2020 recession. Investors "go into the new decade with a spring in … Continue reading Crisis? What Crisis!

Head Scratching Inflation

"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