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Egypt moves closer to a freely floating pound - good news

Egypt moves closer to a freely floating pound - good news

Yesterday we got the news that the Egyptian central bank had devalued the pound and announced that the country is moving closer to a freely floating exchange rate.

"Fed-engineered recession may speed dollar bloc’s collapse"

"Fed-engineered recession may speed dollar bloc’s collapse"

I am a regular contributor to Geopolitical Information Service (GIS). This is from my latest article at GIS:

US unemployment set to rise

US unemployment set to rise

Believe it or not – one of my favourite books on the Great Depression is not about monetary policy, but rather wage stickiness in the US labour market and failed labour market policies during the Roosevelt administration. The book is Richard Vedder and Lowell Gallaway’s “Out of Work: Unemployment and Government in Twentieth-Century America”.

The War on Drugs - An Economist's perspective

The War on Drugs - An Economist's perspective

The are few policies as damaging as the global War on Drugs.

Bernie Sanders, Denmark and me

Bernie Sanders, Denmark and me

Bernie Sanders has often praised Denmark and now CNN has visited Denmark to have a look at the country.

The real problem is a nominal problem – also in 2016

The real problem is a nominal problem – also in 2016

In 2009 Scott Sumner wrote an article – The Real Problem was Nominal – in which he explained – was later became known as the Market Monetarist explanation for the causes of Great Recession.

Talking to Ambrose about the overvalued dollar

Talking to Ambrose about the overvalued dollar

The Telegraph's  has an excellent article on the sharp sell-off in the dollar this week. Ambrose quotes me in the article:

'Googlenomics' predicts sharp rise in US unemployment

'Googlenomics' predicts sharp rise in US unemployment

It is no secret that I am quite fascinated by the the idea that social media data might be very useful as early/leading indicators of macroeconomic variables. Said in another way I think that social media activity can be seen as a form of prediction markets.

Ted Cruz - Market Monetarist?

Ted Cruz - Market Monetarist?

Some have recently suggested that Ted Cruz has been inspired by Market Monetarist thinking. I have no clue about that, but at least it seems like Cruz understands now that the Great Recession - as the Great Depression - was caused by too tight monetary policy.

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