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The levee gonna break - Debt, demographics, productivity and financialization

Macro Letter – No 55 – 20-05-2016

The levee gonna break – Debt, demographics, productivity and financialization

  • Debt and leverage since the financial crisis has continued to rise…
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4th trisem

Yesterday marked actual end of 3rd trisem. We complete pending project work related to ENT (slides on business plan), Operational research (Monte carlo simulation & distribution system design), international marketing (Indian Coffee). 103 more words


The Fed Sends A Frightening Letter To JPMorgan, Corporate Media Yawns

Yesterday the Federal Reserve released a 19-page letter that it and the FDIC had issued to Jamie Dimon, the Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, on April 12 as a result of its failure to present a credible plan for winding itself down if the bank failed. 1,415 more words


Keynes, effective demand and the future of capitalism

John Maynard Keynes, writing in his General Theory, claims that his theory was

“adequate to explain the outstanding feature of our actual experience; namely, that we oscillate, avoiding the gravest extremes of fluctuation in employment and prices in both directions, round an intermediate position appreciably below full employment and appreciably above the minimum employment a decline below which would endanger life … we must not conclude that the mean position thus determined by ‘natural’ tendencies, namely by those tendencies which are likely to persist, failing measures expressly designed to correct them, is, therefore, established by laws of necessity.

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Political Economy

What I am reading - Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises

The book, simply entitled ‘Capitalism’, is Professor Anwar Shaikh’s magnum opus, published this year. Shaikh is an economist working in the classical tradition of Smith, Ricardo and Marx, although he draws on others including Keynes, Kalecki and Sraffa. 140 more words

Political Economy

Quantitative to qualitative – is unelected nationalisation next?

Macro Letter – No 52 – 08-04-2016

Quantitative to qualitative – is unelected nationalisation next?

  • Negative interest rates are reducing the velocity of circulation
  • Qualitative easing is on the rise…
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Understanding the Oil and Saudi Dilemma

The Black Gold

Oil is undoubtedly the most important natural resource of the industrialized world, due to its vast functions for most technological, and manufacturing processes for many different sectors. 878 more words