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Martin O. Hutchinson is an investment banker with more than 25 years’ experience, Hutchinson has worked on both Wall Street and Fleet Street and is a leading expert on the international financial markets. At Creditanstalt-Bankverein, Hutchinson was a Senior Vice President in charge of the ... more

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Ben Bernanke Killed The World Economy
We do not yet know whether negative real interest rates or trillion-dollar budget deficits will be more ultimately destructive of our civilization, and Keynes, not Bernanke, is responsible for the latter.
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Bureaucrats Grinding The Faces Of The Poor
The OECD recently published a paper on taxation and economic development that claimed that the propensity of poor countries to tax less than rich ones is a contributor to their poverty.
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Looking Forward To Dow 11,000
It has been a bad December for the stock markets, but pundits across the land are predicting a recovery in the new year from this terrible drop.
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EC No, Mr. President, There Isn’t A Santa Claus
President Trump’s economic policies are mostly very sensible, yet in two areas he has indulged in wishful thinking, proclaiming essentially that Santa Claus will bail out the United States.
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Central Banks Must Be Rule-Bound, Not Independent
The fashion for independence in central banking was a product of the 1980s and 1990s.
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The Share Repurchase Bubble
GE was one of Wall Street’s major share buyback operators between 2015 and 2017; it repurchased $40 billion of shares at prices between $20 and $32.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AIG American International Group Inc
CLF Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (fmrly Cliffs Natural Resources)
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
SPY SPDR S&P 500
TBT ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ Year Treasury ETF
TTM Tata Motors Limited

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The Bear's Lair: Britain’s Overton Window Must Reopen To Liverpool
Now that the brave British have voted to exit the European Union, they need a new philosophy of government. They must reopen the Overton Window, shut for over 150 years, for the “original definition” Conservatism of Lord Liverpool.

Work Experience

Columnist
The Bear's Lair
2000 - Present (19 years 5 months)
Correspondent
Reuters BreakingViews
2006 - 2015 (9 years 3 months)
Contributing Editor
Agora Publishing
2006 - 2013 (7 years 3 months)
Business and Economics Editor
United Press International (UPI)
2000 - 2004 (4 years 2 months)

Education

Harvard Business School
MBA
1971 / 1973
Trinity College
MA
1968 / 1971
Mathematics

Publications

Great Conservatives
Martin Hutchinson
Academica Press
04/15/2014

Great Conservatives looks at British history through the philosophy of Conservatism that animated the great Tory governments of 1783 to 1830. By examining leading figures in the growth, triumph, and decline of Conservatism, a different picture emerges that illuminates the political, social, and economics forces that created the British Empire and the Industrial Revolution.

True Blue Will Never Stain
Martin Hutchinson
Martin Hutchinson

Home of The Bear's Lair and Martin's historical musings.