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December 2019 Small Business Optimism Dips
Small business optimism ended the year historically strong, with a reading of 102.7, down two points from November.
Eight Centuries Of Global Real Interest Rates
There is a new paper out from the Bank of England which reconstructs global real interest rates on an annual basis going back to the 14th century, covering 78% of advanced economy GDP over time. Here are the key findings...
How Banks Create Money And Why Governments Should Too: Part 4
Commercial banks do not lend out money they already have and do not lend out their depositors' account balances.
How Banks Create Money And Why Governments Should Too: Part 3
Governments today could - but don't - issue their own debt-free, interest-free money. Instead, they issue interest-bearing repayable bond debts to borrow money that is created by commercial banks.
Are Millennials A Lost Generation Financially?
Millennials are the largest adult generation in the U.S. and make up the largest share (38%) of the workforce.
Lower-Priced Homes Appreciating Faster Than Higher-Priced Homes, But The Gap Narrowed
U.S. single-family rents increased 3.1% year over year in October 2019.


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Betting On India
4 years ago
I am a foreigner who lives in India about 6 months a year. there is a theory that a ship runs smoother if all rowers are rowing in the same direction - even if it is wrong. At this point Rajan is the rower trying to move the ship in the opposite direction. It is significantly easier to slow an economy down than speed it up - in fact, i see no evidence from anywhere in the world that monetary policy can be used to accelerate an economy. Rajan's policies are a brake on the indian economy.
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