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The future of the book

I recently wrote a post questioning why books are still necessary in the digital age (here). I wondered why we hadn’t seen the rise of a new publishing format that would be more suitable to our digital world. 147 more words

Books

WTO headed World Bank/IMF way?

WTO has become a defunct institution with hardly anyone really caring for it. There was a time when WTO meeting generated enormous hype. Now IMF/WB meetings have just taken over completely. 829 more words

Economics - Macro, Micro Etc

Rejecting both sides of macroeconomics -- demand side and supply side view

Jeff Sachs rejects both sides of macro calling for a more sustainable and inclusive macro theory:

I am a macroeconomist, but I dissent from the profession’s two leading camps in the United States: the neo-Keynesians, who focus on boosting aggregate demand, and the supply-siders, who focus on cutting taxes. 709 more words

Economics - Macro, Micro Etc

The mumbo jumbo of forward guidance..

David Miles of BoE has this article on forward guidance. FG was something which was slated to replace all mon pol tools or supersede them. With all these inflation targeting forward looking central banks came the idea of guiding markets towards the future policy decisions. 870 more words

Economics - Macro, Micro Etc

Who do you trust to give you the news?

It depends who you are. At least that is what 3000 people who took part in a survey for the Pew Research Centre are telling us. 218 more words

BBC

Search Advertising With Google: Quality Score Explanation by Google Chief Economist

Google Chief Economist, Hal Varian, explains the how to adjust your bids to maximize the profit from your marketing investment on AdWords – introduction to A…Video Rating: 4 / 5

Do We Need a Lender of Last Resort? Lessons from Australian banking history..

Nicolás Cachanosky of Mises Institute argues what Austrian school argues best- There is no need for a central bank.

Why can’t banks manage the money on their own? 710 more words

Economics - Macro, Micro Etc