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Germany’s Superstimulus; Or, The Familiar (Dollar) Disorder of Bumbling Failure

By |2019-08-21T11:37:16-05:00August 21st, 2019|Bonds, Currencies, Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets|

The Economics textbook says that when faced with a downturn, the central bank turns to easing and the central government starts borrowing and spending. This combined “stimulus” approach will fill in the troughs without shaving off the peaks; at least according to neo-Keynesian doctrine. The point is to raise what these Economists call aggregate demand. [...]

Brazen About Italy, Just The Start

By |2019-01-31T17:26:39-05:00January 31st, 2019|Currencies, Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets|

Even I’ve become numb over the years to some of the blatant mischaracterizations. Looking at any small positive number for whatever small economic account and declaring it the mark of a strong economy is standard procedure nowadays. But it’s the brazenness with which “they” are now attempting to discount the sudden reappearance of the minuses. [...]

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