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Schuler on money demand - and a bit of Lithuanian memories...

Schuler on money demand - and a bit of Lithuanian memories...

Here is Kurt Schuler over at freebanking.org:

Lorenzo´s Socratic dialogue on NGDP Targeting

Lorenzo´s Socratic dialogue on NGDP Targeting

Lorenzo from Oz suggested the following "Socratic dialogue "on NGDP targeting in a comment to my previous post - I think it is so good it need to be repeated:

Adam Posen calls for more QE - that's fine, but...

Adam Posen calls for more QE - that's fine, but...

Adam Posen who sits on the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has a comment in on New York Times' website.

"Global Banking Glut and Loan Risk Premium"

"Global Banking Glut and Loan Risk Premium"

David Levey has sent me a new paper by Princeton University economics professor Hyun Song Shin on "Global Banking Glut and Loan Risk Premium". I have unfortunately not had the time to read the paper yet, but it looks quite interesting and I would like to share it with my readers.

Tilford and Whyte on the euro crisis

Tilford and Whyte on the euro crisis

Simon Tilford and Philip Whyte have written an essay - "Why stricter rules threaten the eurozone" - on the euro crisis for the normally strongly pro-European Centre for European Reform. I far from agree with everything in the report, but it is worth a read.

Dear Mario and Ben - monetary policy is getting tighter and tighter by the minute

Dear Mario and Ben - monetary policy is getting tighter and tighter by the minute

On the first page of the Market Monetarist bible it says that we can observe whether monetary policy is getting tighter or looser by watching the markets. From a US perspective US monetary policy is getting tighter when the US dollar strengthens, stock prices drop, bond yields drop and commodity prices fall. Guess what folks - monetary policy is getting a lot tighter today!

Insufficient powers of (European) central banks

Insufficient powers of (European) central banks

Here is Ben Bernanke and Harold James (1991) on "Insufficient powers of (European) central banks":

"Incredible Europeans" have learned nothing from history

"Incredible Europeans" have learned nothing from history

The conservative Partido Popular won the general elections in Spain over the week and PP leader Mariano Rajoy will now become Prime Minister in Spain. That makes it three - that is the number of new Prime Ministers in Southern European countries in a couple of weeks.

Taylor fires at NGDP targeting - the Market Monetarists fire back

Taylor fires at NGDP targeting - the Market Monetarists fire back

John Taylor has a comment on NGDP targeting. Let's just say he is not a fan of NGDP targeting.

Capital controls are always wrong - also in Iceland

Capital controls are always wrong - also in Iceland

I have long had a interest in the Icelandic economy and my views on the Icelandic boom-bust are well know.

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