Category Archives: Austerity

Monetary Policy Challenges

It seems to me…. “In principle, there are only three main components of spending that much matter to monetary policy: consumer spending, business investment, and exports and trade.”  ~ Evan Davis[1]. While the global economy still faces numerous challenges, every … Continue reading

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Lessons From Greece

It seems to me…. “Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually slaves of some defunct economist.” ~ John Maynard Keynes[1]. The ongoing Greek financial crisis, though perhaps initially seeming to superficially share … Continue reading

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Fiscal Crisis Response

It seems to me…. “A clear lesson of history is that a ‘sine qua non’ for sustained economic recovery following a financial crisis is a thoroughgoing repair of the financial system.” ~ Janet Yellen[1]. It was realized in every major … Continue reading

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Stimulus Benefit

It seems to me… “Between stimulus and response there is a space.  In that space is our power to choose our response.  In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”  ~ Viktor E. Frankl. The U.S. economy has gone … Continue reading

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Economic Policy Failure

It seems to me… “The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future.”  ~ John Maynard Keynes. The U.S. Congress is once again about to begin budget negotiations.  … Continue reading

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Invest In America

Economic recovery, the primary subject of this posting has been analyzed in depth by numerous economists (I do not pretend to be an economist).  For a much better explanation than I am able to provide, one of the best books … Continue reading

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