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The high cost of currency (rouble) stability

The high cost of currency (rouble) stability

This is from Reuters today:

Commodity prices, currencies and monetary policy

Commodity prices, currencies and monetary policy

It has been a busy year for me - it has especially been the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, which has kept me busy. However, I thought that this week would be fairly calm - I didn't have any traveling planned, not a lot a meetings scheduled and I had not expected to be too busy.

H. L. Mencken on the Russian central bank

H. L. Mencken on the Russian central bank

 H. L. Mencken“For every problem, there’s a simple solution. And it’s wrong.”

Political unrest is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon - also in Greece
Oil prices, inflation and the FT's good advice for central bankers

Oil prices, inflation and the FT's good advice for central bankers

This is from the Financial Times' FT View:

Oil-exporters need to rethink their monetary policy regimes

Oil-exporters need to rethink their monetary policy regimes

I started writing this post on Monday, but I have had an insanely busy week - mostly because of the continued sharp drop in oil prices and the impact of that on particularly the Russian rouble. But now I will try to finalize the post - it is after on a directly related topic to what I have focused on all week - in fact for most of 2014.

Monetary policy according to a German lawyer

Monetary policy according to a German lawyer

This is from Bloomberg:

Bloomberg repeats the bond yield fallacy (Milton Friedman is spinning in his grave)
The story of a remarkably stable US NGDP trend

The story of a remarkably stable US NGDP trend

Today revised US GDP numbers for Q3 were released. While most commentators focused on the better than expected real GDP numbers I am on the other hand mostly impressed by just how stable the development in nominal GDP is. Just take a look at the graph below.

Asymmetrical shocks in a currency union, the Crime of 1873 and the of a guy called Sven Persson

Asymmetrical shocks in a currency union, the Crime of 1873 and the of a guy called Sven Persson

I have never been particularly interested in genealogy, however, that has changed after my dad recently sent me a picture of Sven Persson. Sven Persson was my great-great grandfather.

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