April 4th, 2016 · Comments Off on Capitalism is grinding to a halt
January 14th, 2015 · Comments Off on Is Deflation Caused by Tax Hikes?
Japan’s tax hike, just as in 1997, again sunk the economy, at least temporarily. However, some argue that it’s also responsible for the Japanese deflation, which is a rather odd position to take. We would lay off buying Japanese shares for now, until the economic picture improves and/or the yen resumes its fall. Deflation Caused […]
Tags: Voodoo economics
January 24th, 2012 · Comments Off on Monetary lessons from Japan
The US can avoid some of the Japanese mistakes..
February 5th, 2011 · Comments Off on Global liquidity seems to be falling
So much for too much money chasing too few goods…
February 1st, 2011 · Comments Off on Deflation!
Welcome to Japan…
August 27th, 2010 · Comments Off on Deflation
Even the profits depend on a form of it, called wage deflation…
November 27th, 2009 · Comments Off on Japanese public debt is approaching 200% of GDP
Compared to that, American’s public debt is just one quarter as big. So Japan should be doomed, right? And all that money creation that accompanies it should have long ago leashed vicious inflation, right? Well…
Tags: Public Policy
April 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off on Deflation instead of inflation..
And potentially much more nasty…
October 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on Just as you thought you could relax a bit, there he is again..
Dr. Doom, aka Noriel Roubini. Unfortunately, he speaks with some authority, as he predicted all this mess years ago. He’s become a bit too gloomy, we think. Lessons from the deflationary period in Japan, on which Bernanke (Fed chairman) is a leading expert, do provide some weapons to fight the mechanisms that are described by […]