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GDP Growth Isn't The Same Thing As Economic Growth
To gain insight into the state of an economy, most financial experts and commentators rely on a statistic called the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Interest Rate Increases: How Fast Is "Too Fast?"
With U.S. markets having their longest-ever bull market, the question that we must ask is would it be wise to revert to lower interest rates by stimulating the economy with cheap money?
EC The Fed Chairman And The Phillips Curve
It is a well-known belief that by means of monetary policy, the central bank can influence the rate of real economic expansion.
HH The Fed's Dangerous Game: A Fourth Round Of Stimulus In A Single Growth Cycle
The longer the signals in capital markets go haywire under the influence of “monetary stimulus,” the bigger is the cumulative economic cost.
Is Deutsche Bank A Canary In The Economic Coal Mine?
Deutsche Bank has recently announced its $8.3 billion restructuring plan to decrease its costs by 25% until 2022. The bank has already begun slashing jobs and scrapped the dividends for the next two years.
The Steel Tariffs Have Failed
One product the Trump administration targeted was steel, and it applied 25 percent tariffs on imports from multiple countries and pledged an industrial resuscitation. Has the president fulfilled his promise?
Austrian-Style Entrepreneurship Explains Much Of China’s Growth
China has been moving increasingly to a private property-based economy from a position-based rights economy.
Non-Renewable Resources Never Really Run Out
There’s a remarkable confusion in the modern debate over energy sources. Informed by geological rather than economic considerations, energy sources and some raw materials are thought of either as “Renewables” or “Non-Renewables”.
Low Price Inflation Means The Fed Will Retreat To Low Rates And Easy Money
A softer increase in the personal consumption price index (PCEPI) adjusted for food and energy has likely prompted Fed policymakers to hint about a cut in the policy interest rate in the months ahead.
The Zombie (Company) Apocalypse Is Here
One of the most significant economic developments since the Great Recession has been the zombification of the economy.
Why It's Important To Understand "Economic Costs"
The concept of economic cost seems to confuse people. It is not the price you pay for a good, but the reason you pay it.
Low Inflation Is No Threat To The Economy
Most economists are of the view that it is much harder for the central bank to handle deflation than inflation. This is, however, not so with regard to deflation.
Money Velocity And Economic Growth
After rising to 2.198 in Q3 1997, the ratio of US Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to money supply M2 fell to 1.433 by Q3 2017. Since then the ratio has bounced slightly to 1.457 in Q1 2019.
The Lure Of A Stable Price Level
One of the reasons that most economists of the 1920s did not recognize the existence of an inflationary problem was the widespread adoption of a stable price level as the goal and criterion for monetary policy.
The Neo-Marxist Roots Of Modern Monetary Theory
The influence of the economics of Michal Kalecki on Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is hard to ignore.
Can The Fed Keep This Long Cycle Going?
Our current super-long economic cycle is a monetary curse. Under sound money, it would not exist, and under the pre-1914 gold standard, it never occurred.
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