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How The IMF And World Bank Turned A Pandemic Into A Public Relations Stunt
The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank hold their annual fall meetings this week in the midst of a pandemic that has blazed a path of massive disaster through countries of the global South.
The Pandemic And Oil
With oil prices down and wealthy countries bungling COVID-19, the pandemic has exposed the weaknesses that wealth papers over.
America's Scariest Charts, Sept. 27 Edition
The economic crisis accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic has nothing more serious than the massive impact on US employment.
Landmark Court Decision Limits Presidential Trade Restrictions
On 14 July 2020, the U.S. Court of International Trade issued a landmark decision voiding US tariffs on steel from Turkey imposed by President Trump in August 2018. Judicial annulments of presidential trade actions are almost unknown.
How Central Bank Swap Lines Affect The Leveraged Loan Market
The cost of borrowing U.S. dollars through foreign exchange (FX) swap markets increased significantly at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in February 2020, indicated by larger deviations from covered interest rate parity (CIP).
Healing The Fractures Of The Global Economy
As the world seeks to comprehend the new normal, we face many unknowns.
Trade And U.S. Gold Reserves During The Classical Gold Standard Era
The dollar was tied to the value of gold throughout most of U.S. history, and the U.S. experienced significant changes to its gold holdings over time.
How The Pandemic Has Sped Up The Passage To Post Capitalism
What we are living through now is not your typical capitalist disregard for human needs, the standard tendency of the capitalist system to be motivated solely by the needs of profit-maximisation or, as we lefties say, capital accumulation.
Retailers Face Mass Extinction In Pandemic Fallout
While overall retail sales in the United States have rebounded relatively quickly following an unprecedented dip due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some retail categories are still trailing 2019 sales levels by a significant margin halfway through 2020.
Congressional Budget Office Has Tended To Slightly Overestimate Revenues
In the course of producing baseline projections of the federal budget, the Congressional Budget Office regularly projects what federal revenues would be in the current year and in the next 10 years if current laws generally remained unchanged.
Economy Impact And Benefits Of Legalizing Cannabis
Marijuana is legal in some form in 33 states. Is this a good thing? It depends on who you ask. Most observers agree legal sales have been beneficial. However, there are still some naysayers. Here are some facts about legalization.
The Most Innovative Economies In The World
Cancer research, meat alternatives, and smart home technologies are among the major developments of our time.
Debt Servicing Burden Of U.S. Households
Going into the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. households cost of servicing debt and other financial obligations has been trending at historical lows.
Continued Gradual Improvement In Consumer Expectations In June 2020
While consumers overall remain less optimistic about earnings growth, income growth, and job finding expectations compared to the pre-COVID-19 environment, some indicators showed considerable improvements in June.
Municipal Debt Markets And The COVID-19 Pandemic
In March, with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, the market for municipal securities was severely stressed: mutual fund redemptions sparked unprecedented selling of municipal securities, yields increased sharply and issuance dried up.
Supply Versus Demand: Unemployment And Inflation In The COVID-19 Recession
COVID-19 is an unusual combination of supply and demand shocks. These shocks propagate through supply chains, causing different sectors to become demand-constrained or supply-constrained.
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