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A New Deal for a Precarious Economy

What do you say we start this discussion with some facts?

I know, I know, that’s not the way we do things anymore. Economics is common sense after all. 987 more words

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Shock Waves.

The implications and possible effects of the drop in oil prices are complex and hard to predict.[1]

One effect of falling oil prices is to hammer oil producing countries at odds with the US (Russia, Venezuela, Iran). 561 more words

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Seismic Shift.

It’s probably hard for most people to accept this, but economic growth raised incomes all around the world by 28 percent between 2005 and 2013. All that growth required a rise in oil production of 19 percent. 538 more words

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It's All About The Benjamins

“Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” Well that explains that, now I know why I feel the way I do about my empty wallet. I miss my money, but nobody else does—because they have it all. 391 more words

Yet Another Fed Meeting

The takeway from today’s Fed meeting was basically:

The Fed statement described a strongly growing economy. Presumably Ms Yellen is sending back reports from Mars, but it doesn’t matter – the message is clear, no resumption of QE for us. 87 more words


How peace gets stronger in society

I am writing an International Alert report about how peacebuilding can be more routinely and effectively integrated into economic development, for publication in mid-year. I.e. going beyond… 1,396 more words

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