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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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We Are Re-Running 1973-74
The 1973 oil crisis, the first major crack in Western political/economic hegemony. I had hoped we had left that period behind forever, but alas we seem fated to repeat it, albeit with different details.
How Can We De-Corporatize?
Adam Smith warned us about large corporations.
Dogecoin Beats The Digital Dollar
The Fed, the People’s Bank of China, and the Bank of England are planning digital currencies linked to their currencies.
Liquidate, Liquidate, Liquidate
Liquidate, liquidate, liquidate was the supposed advice of Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon to President Herbert Hoover after the Wall Street Crash of 1929. It was good advice, which Hoover did not follow.
A Re-Focus On Dividends
U.S. corporate earnings and the stock market, in general, have become divorced from reality, with corporations increasingly ignoring stockholders in favor of a politically correct “woke” agenda.
Economic Ineptitude Reaching 1690s Levels
There is no question the quality of economic policymaking peaked under Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (1812-27), and has gone into sad decline ever since.
Return Of The Whig Economy
The Industrial Revolution was a Tory Story! It began with the scientific exuberance of the Tory-dominated Restoration period, then slowed as the Whigs diverted the country into war and financial excess from 1689 to 1720.
The Revenge Of The Bond Market
The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond is currently around 2.3%, up from a low of around 1.2% at the peak of the recession last spring.
We Might As Well Be Serfs
The Federal government’s rental evictions moratorium has now been extended until March 31, and there is every prospect it will be extended further.
Back The Bros Against The Hedgies
“Bros” connecting through the social media forum “WallStreetBets” last week staged a massive rally in the shares of GameStop (NYSE:GME) causing huge losses to a hedge fund that had shorted the stock.
Economic Icons The Boomers Broke
Two hundred years ago, sound economic principles were understood by very few people indeed, but those people were running both Britain and the United States.
The Costs And Pluses Of Bidenomics
President Joe Biden’s economic program is becoming fairly clear and as expected it imposes severe costs on the U.S. economy.
Escape From The Zombie Economy
25 years of artificially low-interest rates and easy money will increase the proportion of zombie companies, whose life would otherwise end in bankruptcy.
The Wokenomics Approach To Monetary Policy
Wokenomics’ main problem is that the output possible from the economy is finite; if that economy is close to full employment, every dollar of labor and capital absorbed by the government is a dollar not available to the productive private sector.
Boris Would Have Banned Steam Engines
British prime minister Boris Johnson announced this week that he would make it illegal to sell petrol or diesel-driven automobiles from 2030, pushing the British into a fleet of electric cars.
The Trump Presidential Library Should Be Huge
As President Trump seems likely to leave office in January, the historically minded of us should reflect on his legacy. In the short-term, maybe until 2200, his reputation will doubtless be smeared.
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