Real World Economics Review Out Now

This review serves up some excellent articles, including CasP's Blair Fix on the "Ritual of Capitalisation", John Komlos on the US economy, and Radhika Desai with Michael Hudson on the "Dollar Creditocracy". But it is Ib Ravn's "educational" article on banking, money creation and credit money that stands out as a uniquely comprehensible introduction to the real existing money system. Highly recommended!

What happens when The Economist tries to escape from the Equilibrium Academy

DSGE Departures In one of its daring trips beyond the walls of orthodoxy The Economist is indulging in a historic turn, reflecting that "Strangely, most economic models do not treat the economy as an evolving thing, undergoing constant change. They instead describe it in terms of its equilibrium: a stable state in which prices balance … Continue reading What happens when The Economist tries to escape from the Equilibrium Academy

Geldforschung

Sammlung  zum Thema Geld(system) - historisch, philosophisch, soziologisch ,oekonomisch + Geldreformer - siehe auch : DZBG - Geld Zwischen Schleier und Tabu DeGrowth auf Deutsch Deutsche Heteros  GeldKino "Stupid German Money" neuere Artikel update 12/2021 https://gaiageld.com/2021/06/20/the-economist-entschleiert-das-endogene-geld-als/ blogs.faz.net/fazit/  12/2020   Die Liquiditätsfalle: Mythos oder Realität?   Von John Maynard Keynes bis Hans-Werner Sinn: Eine Geschichte von Entdeckungen, Erkenntnissen, … Continue reading Geldforschung

“Digital Corrections – will crypto save capitalism, and the FED ?”

The FED has no way of re-balancing or raising rates without crashing the markets. The FED doesn't want to take the blame. Not again. Even though the markets are crying out for a correction.  There is no discipline. The level of incontinence is unprecedented. QE has got to stop. But how? One would like new … Continue reading “Digital Corrections – will crypto save capitalism, and the FED ?”

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

Individualism bankrupt. Greed dead. Say Collier and Kay.

1999 guide designed to get America's youth interested in investing John Kay's "The Truth about Markets" and "Other Peoples' Money"  I read as entertaining eye openers about real business, finance and government. His realist observations made for a wittily scathing critique of many of the ills now bundled into neoliberalism. Colliers and Kay's bete noir … Continue reading Individualism bankrupt. Greed dead. Say Collier and Kay.

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

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

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

Squeezed V ?

"The force that has propelled the stock market rally is about to exhaust itself this week." Says Nigam Arora of marketwatch. "That force is related to a short-squeeze." I don't usually do oracle stuff but I couldn't resist this one... Update 24/04/20 "How many shapes can a recession take?"   the guardian has them all Just follow … Continue reading Squeezed V ?

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. Das nächste Geld Christoph Pfluger's Buch kommt als bescheidenes Taschenbuch daher, liest sich aber wie das Lebenswerk einer Person die sich seit 30 Jahren … Continue reading Christoph Pfluger

Geoffrey Ingham

  In "The Nature of Money",  Geoffrey Ingham draws on neglected traditions in the social sciences to develop a theory of the ‘social relation’ of money. Genuinely multidisciplinary approach, based on a thorough knowledge of theories of money in the social sciencesAn original development of the neglected heterodox theories of moneyNew histories of the origins … Continue reading Geoffrey Ingham

The Limits To Greta

Greta has docked in Lisbon and is on her way to Madrid. Presumably by train. Most will cheer her on.   Many will not.  Some rather see her drowned like an inconvenient truth. Or hung like a false prophet. Some are annoyed. Some have reservations. And some are changing their minds. I was about Greta Thunberg's … Continue reading The Limits To Greta

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?

Stiglitz wants GDP retired

"It's time to retire metrics like GDP." writes Joseph Stiglitz in The Guardian. "The way we assess economic performance and social progress is fundamentally wrong, and the climate crisis has brought these concerns to the fore." Indeed. Always nice to hear the reforming voices. Apparently another revised book of alternative measurements has just been published. … Continue reading Stiglitz wants GDP retired

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

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 cambridge.org  10/2021  THE GERMAN ANTI-KEYNES? ON WALTER EUCKEN’S MACROECONOMICSLars P. Feld, Ekkehard A. Köhler, Daniel Nientiedt The work of Walter Eucken (1891–1950), founder of German … Continue reading HETERO MACRO – Schwarze Null Widerstand

“Stupid German Money”

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”

Lagarde geht mit der ZEIT

Lagarde goes with DIE ZEIT: click here for english version Wie erwartet war Christine Lagarde's erste deutsche Rede eine diplomatische Meisterleistung. Sanft verpackt in die Watte der Wolfgang Laudatio war die dialektische Botschaft : Sich an die Regeln zu halten bedeutet bisweilen sie zu verändern. Aber schon im ersten deutschen Zeitungsinterview (nicht mit der FAZ … Continue reading Lagarde geht mit der ZEIT

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

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