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Growth of negative-yield bonds

All over the world now you can enjoy the privilege of buying government debt that pays you a negative yield. In effect, you are paying a small premium to the issuing government for the privilege of carrying their debt. 369 more words

Economics

Of Course It Was Too Good To Be True

Of course it was too good to be true. Yesterday we commented on TPP which would open freer trade from the Pacific countries and reduce any duties, tariffs or other protection. 582 more words

Economics

Re-reading Brave New World

by A.E. Malmer © 2015

Maybe it’s time to re-read Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

I bring this up because Huxley’s 1931 book posited a future where vast numbers of poorly paid workers ended up in placid stupors in a planned, hallucinogenic drug-soaked worker hive. 799 more words

Moral Relativism is Bullshit but so is Moral Absolutism

I know I meant to write “yesterday” – the day after I wrote the last entry. Well, two weeks later here I am… Better late than never… 2,418 more words

Books

Tax Wall Street speculation

What we forget often hurts us. Remembering sometimes help turn the tide.

Establishing a 0.03 percent Wall Street speculation fee, similar to what we had from 1914-1966, would dampen the dangerous level of speculation and gambling on Wall Street, encourage the financial sector to invest in the productive economy and reduce the deficit by more than $350 billion over 10 years.

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America

Recent conference highlights

It’s been a busy few months of conference attendance recently, and I wanted to share some of the papers that really stood out to me.  At… 533 more words

Governance