The Keynesians’ New Clothes

Since early 2010 I have been arguing in my reports against the core neo-Keynesian precepts of the economic and monetary policy mainstream. In general I have not been optimistic that, notwithstanding their abject failure to foresee the global financial crisis, and their ongoing, failed responses thereto, the mainstream would reconsider its views. But some interesting [...]

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Draghi Acts: Is It Inflationary?

The European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to bailout its bankrupt members, mainly Italy and Spain, by buying their shorter-term bonds ( 1 to 3 years) with newly created money. The idea is to drive down their interest rates to alleviate their debt cost burden, and to send a message to the world (the financial markets) [...]

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Germans Channel Austrians As They Prepare To Do What the U.S. Should Have Done Last Decade

The Germans, who along with the French took the lead last decade in violating the Maastricht Treaty’s limitations on fiscal deficits for eurozone member states, are uniting to reject pleas from advocates of loose monetary and fiscal policy in Europe (allegedly to “save” improvident debtor nations).  In doing so, they are looking not to Keynes [...]

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