A Conversation With John Llewellyn

[John Butler's interview with John Llewellyn is interesting, but Llewellyn is not "Austrian" in his approach. This might cause many of you to squirm a bit. I recommend you first skip down to John Butler's postscript at the end of the interview and read the first paragraph or two. His analysis [...]

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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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A Tweet Too Far? A Look At Unemployment Numbers

Former GE CEO Jack Welch recently ignited a firestorm over his ‘tweet’ that the US September labour market data appeared to have been manipulated for political reasons. Indeed, there were some curiosities in that particular report, but they hardly end there. The fact is, much official US data are misleading in some way, if not [...]

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Gold Standard By 2013

Our own John Butler of Atom Capital/Amphora Commodities Alpha Fund, talks about his book, The Golden Revolution, and his belief that we may see some countries adopt a kind of gold standard by next year. This video is from ReutersTV. Very, very thought provoking. In response to the question that there is only a small [...]

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