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Federal Reserve Debates On Next Rate Hike- Never vs. The End Of Time

Here we go again.  In what became American tradition years ago, the Federal Reserve released minutes from its most recent policy meeting, lending the masses to think there is some real discussion on just how close the next rate hike will be.  524 more words

What is Helicopter Money?

What is Helicopter Money ? Why the Central bankers are using the term so frequently now?

The instant reference that can be drawn towards the Hollywood/Bollywood, kind of Robbin hood stories where the hero/villain throws money from the helicopter in the villages. 676 more words

Economies

No yen for helicopter money, maybe?

Wednesday night news out of Tokyo said Bank Of Japan was going to launch a Y10 to Y20 TRILLION in helicopter money.

Helicopter money is where the government gives cash to the general population in leiu of the banks to spur spending and growth. 206 more words

Economy

Of Football Goalkeepers, RBI Governor Subbarao and the Art of Doing Nothing

Sometime in August last year I got an email, late in the evening. Before I clicked to open it, I thought it was one of the many spam emails that one gets during the course of any day. 1,051 more words

Equitymaster

Omaha, Omaha: It's the old 5pm audible from Asia market

The helipads around the world are about to get busier.

That’s the central bankers of the world jawboning about “helicopter money coming soon from Japan, Europe and even in the US, while the UK cuts its prime lending rate and perhaps launches a new round of easing. 302 more words

Economy

Why QE (Quantitative Easing) is Money Printing

Why is money printing bad? Think of a poker game, 5 players at the table, each put in $20 for 20 chips. So there is a $100 actually backing up 100 chips. 874 more words

Krugman Goes Easy on King

Mervyn King, former Governor of the Bank of England, and professor of economics at LSE, recently published a book, The End of Alchemy, containing his reflections on the current state of economic theory and policy from the special vantage point of someone who has been a practitioner of both callings at the highest levels. 1,314 more words

Paul Krugman