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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

Banking on Values

"A fool is someone who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing". Central banker Mark Carney has diagnosed a crisis in value(s). He doesn't just mean prices being misaligned with values as in frothy asset overvaluations. That's just a symptom of a deeper malaise. The central idea of his book, says the … Continue reading Banking on Values

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

COMPETITION

articles collaborativefund.com  18/3/2021   Too Much, Too Soon, Too Fast    by Morgan Housel   “Growth, we now know all too well, is not a strategy. It is a tactic. And when undisciplined growth became a strategy, we lost our way.”  Howard Schultz Onward  -  2011 reuters.com    15/3/2021   IMF research shows top firms becoming more dominant … Continue reading COMPETITION

ANOTHER NOW Dispatches from an Alternative Present by YANIS VAROUFAKIS

You want to change the world? Save humanity from self-destruction? Whether or not you like Yanis Varoufakis, he does seem to have a big heart and possibly a bigger brain than most of us. Just his impressively imagined other banking system is stacked with app-to-date-details hard to keep up with. Don't be distracted by political … Continue reading ANOTHER NOW Dispatches from an Alternative Present by YANIS VAROUFAKIS

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?

The Unequal Mr Picketty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWSxzjyMNpU                    TheRulesOrg    2013  Global Wealth Inequality - What you never knew you never knew    update here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcVBM-6DQrg    WID   2018   World Inequality Report https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPKKQnijnsM&t=172s politizane   2012   Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality … Continue reading The Unequal Mr Picketty

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

Branco Milanovic

"Milanovic’s work is still the most detailed study of global inequality to date and should be read by all proponents of post-capitalist democracy..." Boris Frankel

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

QE3 : The Board Members’ Memo

"If you are looking for intent AND stupidity, look at governments" World Citizen on Mishtalk. I call this this post QE3 because it turns out to be my third one on this topic. "End of (His)story" was the first. Not that I realised. I was just poking fun at all the defunct economics (1) implict … Continue reading QE3 : The Board Members’ Memo