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Freedom, Democracy and Investment

Ask anyone what they voted for, and the conceptually-challenged invariably respond with some grinning politician. Even folks who expect to benefit along with the grinning politician–by increased… 547 more words

Political Economy And Ethical Values

24 May 2017 (AFR) - Ghost of '97 stalks Hong Kong economy infected by housing debt

(24 May 2017, AFR, p34, by Alfred Liu, Moxy Ying and Enda Curran)

‘In 1997, the Asian financial crisis touched off a six-year property bust in Hong Kong that shaved more than two-thirds off prices and saddled the city with a stagnant economy and deflation. 143 more words

1.Market Observations

Oops, this Wasn’t Supposed to Occur in a Rosy Credit Scenario 

Source: Wolf Street

It’s always associated with a recession: last time, the Financial Crisis.

Over the past five decades, each time commercial and industrial loan balances at US banks shrank or stalled as companies cut back or as banks tightened their lending standards in reaction to the economy they found themselves in, a recession was either already in progress or would start soon. 264 more words

Financial/Societal Collapse And Dependence

Charted: Trump's budget would cut $200 billion from food stamps. Here's who that hurts.

The new US budget the Trump administration plans to unveil later today is expected to propose trimming $193 billion over the next decade from the US Department of Agriculture’s “supplemental nutrition assistance program,” better known as food stamps. 326 more words

Global Warming Great Lakes prediction

In 2011 Global Warmunists published dire prophesies of what would surely maybe perhaps happen to the Great Lakes.

Here’s an update of what they’re like now… 226 more words

Political Economy And Ethical Values

Is the end near for big banks ?

In order to answer this question we clarify why we are even asking it. At the heart of every crisis lies a credit bubble. But why do bubbles form? 680 more words


Two Tales of Unintended Consequences of Monetary Policy – Tale 1

by Nicolás Cachanosky and Andreas Hoffmann

Even when a policy is successful in achieving its desired ends, we have to consider its unintended and unforeseen consequences, resulting from cumulative market adjustments to policy changes that make it hard to judge the overall outcome of a policy in our complex economy. 608 more words

Financial Markets