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Capitalism is grinding to a halt

April 4th, 2016 · Comments Off on Capitalism is grinding to a halt

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Tags: Balance sheet recession · Public sector deficits and debts

Self-defeating austerity?

June 16th, 2013 · Comments Off on Self-defeating austerity?

Their argument is that in the current environment of near-zero interest rates, fiscal deficits are unusually cheap to finance and monetary policy is not going to move to offset much (if any) of the effects of fiscal policy on the economy. Under these conditions, it is indeed possible that austerity today may reduce future tax […]

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Tags: Balance sheet recession · Fiscal policy

A world of cheap money: Six years of low interest rates in search of some growth | The Economist

April 5th, 2013 · Comments Off on A world of cheap money: Six years of low interest rates in search of some growth | The Economist

And not only are government-bond yields low: given the high debt-to-GDP ratios of many nations, they aren’t even all that safe. In the joke of Jim Grant, who writes a financial newsletter, instead of offering risk-free return they offer return-free risk. via A world of cheap money: Six years of low interest rates in search […]

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Like diamonds, bond purchases are forever..

April 5th, 2013 · Comments Off on Like diamonds, bond purchases are forever..

Today’s QE relies on pushing down borrowing costs. It is “creditism”. That is a very blunt tool in a deleveraging bust when nobody wants to borrow. via Like diamonds, bond purchases are forever…

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Tags: Balance sheet recession · QE

Helicopter Money, The Logical Conclusion Of Demand Management?

April 4th, 2013 · Comments Off on Helicopter Money, The Logical Conclusion Of Demand Management?

“If central banks bring interest rates down to almost zero and nothing happens then it is not an ordinary world.” Richard Koo from Nomura via Helicopter Money, The Logical Conclusion Of Demand Management? – Seeking Alpha.

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