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Harry Potter and the Federal Reserve

I have to admit that I am a Harry Potter fan.  But then few aren’t as far as I can tell, and this apparently includes everyone at the Federal Reserve. 254 more words


Workshop 'Frontiers in Financial History', Rotterdam Jun 19th

The University of Bonn along with the Erasmus School of Economics and the European Association for Banking and Financial History (EABH) would like to invite you to their co-organized Workshop “Frontiers in Financial History” which will take place on June, 19, 2018 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. 215 more words


Debt Clock Ticking, by John Mauldin

The clock is ticking and the hour is very late. From John Mauldin at mauldineconomics.com:

Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt. 467 more words


On The Fly... Against Robotic Humanoids.

First, let me say that it is always a bad idea to write a blog post without proper planning. Second, yes, I am writing this on the fly… 563 more words

Argentina’s Peso Crisis, Capital Flows and Financial Fragility in Emerging Markets

On May 4, the Banco Central de la Republica Argentina, the country’s central bank, raised policy interest rates to a whopping 40 percent to stem the rapid depreciation of the national currency, the peso. 2,110 more words


Italy's public debt, decomposed

Why is Italy’s debt so high?

Is it because the Italian government was fiscally irresponsible, spending too much and taxing too litte? Or is it because investors demand such high interest rates on Italian government bonds? 227 more words