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My talk with David Beckworth

My talk with David Beckworth

I have had a good talk to David Beckworth. Listen to the podcast here.

F. A. Hayek on Brexit

F. A. Hayek on Brexit

I am in Munich today to do a presentation on Brexit at the European Institute COO-CFO Roundtable.

Why the US labour market is softening - the one graph version

Why the US labour market is softening - the one graph version

Friday's US labour market report was a huge disappointment. This graph explains why.

Larry White will visit Copenhagen soon (Hurray!)

Larry White will visit Copenhagen soon (Hurray!)

One of the greatest living monetary historians professor Larry White will be visiting Copenhagen in less than two weeks.

When effort and outcome is not the same thing - the case of Greece

When effort and outcome is not the same thing - the case of Greece

Greece has made yet another other deal with the EU and IMF on its debt situation. Or rather as one EU official described it to the Financial Times “If it looks like we are kicking the can down the road that is because we are”.

The continued unraveling of the 'dollar bloc'

The continued unraveling of the 'dollar bloc'

Over the past year I again, again and again have argued that the tightening of US monetary conditions will cause the 'dollar bloc' to fall apart - meaning that more and more countries will give up their de facto pegged exchange rate policy against the US dollar.

The verdict from G20 Money Base growth: Money is TIGHT

The verdict from G20 Money Base growth: Money is TIGHT

We hear it all the time - central banks are printing money like no time before and it is not working and now there is nothing more central banks around the world can do to fight deflation.

Ambrose: "Eurozone recovery wilts as sugar rush fades, deflation lurks"

Ambrose: "Eurozone recovery wilts as sugar rush fades, deflation lurks"

The Telegraph's Ambrose Evans-Pritchard has a good article on the risk of renewed troubles for the euro zone. See here.

Krugman finally acknowledges that it is all about monetary policy

Krugman finally acknowledges that it is all about monetary policy

Paul Krugman has a very interesting blog post on the relative economic performance of the US and the euro zone.

Why have 'austerity' failed in the PIGS countries and succeed in Iceland?

Why have 'austerity' failed in the PIGS countries and succeed in Iceland?

Recently both the Italian and the Spanish governments have come out and said that they will have to revise their expectations for their budget deficits in negative direction.

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