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Germany ready to dilute austerity medicine for reform-minded France | Reuters

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via Germany ready to dilute austerity medicine for reform-minded France | Reuters.

This looks like it will be the third time that France gets off from complying with agreed European fiscal targets. 131 more words

Politics

Why I Wrote 200 Years of Central Banks

Why I wrote 200 Years of Central Banks by Thomas M. Cole JD

I’m mostly a businessman,, and that is partially why I wrote the book.. 1,021 more words

Deflation, deflation, deflation

Deflation, deflation, deflation….

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose – the more things change, the more they stay the same. There’s a change in ECB rhetoric, but we’re effectively looking at the same solutions. 1,034 more words

Deals & Financing

It Begins: Council On Foreign Relations Proposes That "Central Banks Should Hand Consumers Cash Directly"

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- Ben Bernanke, Deflation: Making Sure “It” Doesn’t Happen Here, November 21, 2002… 4,360 more words

Economics

Janet Yellen's Fed is more revolutionary than Ben Bernanke's ever was

For a discipline that purports to measure whether people are better or worse off, economics produces an incredible amount of unhelpful data.

Oft-revised readings of annualized rates of GDP growth. 2,023 more words

mainly macro: Draghi at Jackson Hole - Simon Wren-Lewis

This is an excellent article from leading Oxford macro-economist, Simon Wren-Lewis.

mainly macro: Draghi at Jackson Hole.

Wren-Lewis takes a very hard look at… 280 more words

Politics

The end of the era of decisive central banks

Legend has it that when President Harry Truman grew tired of the indecisiveness of his economic advisers, he begged for a one-handed economist who wouldn’t analyze every policy proposal with “one the one hand . 644 more words

Finance