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Will Trump Be The Next Ronald Reagan?

April 29th, 2017 · Comments Off on Will Trump Be The Next Ronald Reagan?

Can Trump do a Reagan? We have to wait for further details of his tax plan and see what survives Congress. However, we have to point out that there are some important historical differences which makes a repeat of the Reagan years much less likely. And this is even if you believe that tax cuts […]

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Tags: Economic Policy · Fiscal policy

The Limits Of Free Money

April 29th, 2017 · Comments Off on The Limits Of Free Money

Investors have been much more savvy about how economies behave under excess savings than many policy makers and observers. While investors piled on and made a killing, many policy makers have overly worried about the risks of accelerating inflation and the state of public finances. That doesn’t mean the near free money that a savings […]

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Tags: Economic Policy · Fiscal policy

Boom Time For Liberals

April 29th, 2017 · Comments Off on Boom Time For Liberals

The existence of excess savings over investment produces an economy that works differently. It basically enables the public sector to increase spending for free. This is most visible in the deleveraging stage after the burst of an asset bubble, where policy vice becomes virtue and public releveraging needs to compensate private deleveraging. But some of […]

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Tags: Economic Policy · Fiscal policy

A Curious Economic Riddle

April 6th, 2017 · Comments Off on A Curious Economic Riddle

From most of its economic data post financial crisis one would be inclined to think Belgium is a peripheral Southern European eurozone economy. The Dutch economy on the other hand is one of the most competitive in the world. Yet for most of the post-financial crisis period, the Belgium economy performed considerably better on growth, […]

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Tags: Economic Policy · Economy · Netherlands

Trump Vs. China, Round One

January 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on Trump Vs. China, Round One

Since China is considerably more dependent upon the US market, at first sight, it looks like the US is in a strong position versus China to deal with trade frictions. However, there is an obvious way China can hit back on any US-imposed import tariffs, stop defending its currency and let it float. In the […]

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Tags: China · Economic Policy

Build It And They Will Come

December 1st, 2016 · Comments Off on Build It And They Will Come

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Tags: Economy · Fiscal policy

A Fiscal Trump Blitz!

November 19th, 2016 · Comments Off on A Fiscal Trump Blitz!

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Tags: Economic Policy · Fiscal policy

The U.S. Needs A Supply Revolution

June 19th, 2016 · Comments Off on The U.S. Needs A Supply Revolution

An increased regulatory burden is often blamed for the slowdown of US growth and decreasing economic dynamism. Much of this is simply the result of an increasing complexity of modern economic life. However, that doesn’t mean there are no problems with regulation, especially where they seem to favor large incumbents in markets who use the […]

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Tags: Economic Policy · Reform Capitalism

The Stimulus Debate Still Rages, 5 Years On

May 16th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Stimulus Debate Still Rages, 5 Years On

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Tags: Fiscal policy

Much Better Than All The QE In The World

April 3rd, 2015 · Comments Off on Much Better Than All The QE In The World

Years of quantitative easing and what do advanced countries have to show for it? Not a whole lot. A much better alternative was staring us in the face all the time, fiscal policy. Both theory and now also empirics show that would have worked much better, is it too late? Much Better Than All The […]

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Tags: Economic Policy