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Chinese monetary policy failure

Chinese monetary policy failure

"Fed tapering" seems to be repeated in every single story in the financial media over the last couple of days. However, I am afraid that the financial media - as often is the case - is overly US centric. We might want to look at another central bank than the Fed. We should instead pay some (a lot!) of attention to the People's Bank of China (PBoC).

George Selgin on Free Banking and NGDP targeting

George Selgin on Free Banking and NGDP targeting

I should really be sleeping but George Selign just put out a blog post on Free Banking and NGDP Targeting.

Japan's widening trade deficit

Japan's widening trade deficit

Remember my earlier comment on monetary easing in Japan and the possible impact on the Japanese trade balance:

Kurt Schuler endorses NGDP targeting

Kurt Schuler endorses NGDP targeting

Long time free banking advocate Kurt Schuler has a new piece at freebanking.org in which he endorses NGDP targeting.

Guido Mantega be careful what you hope for

Guido Mantega be careful what you hope for

A friend wrote this on Facebook (I paraphrased it slightly):

The moral hazard of 3-year old boys

The moral hazard of 3-year old boys

My three year old son Mathias had an accident in his kindergarden the other day. He fell from a tall chair and as a result hurt is lip so his mom had to take him to the emergency room.

If there is a 'bond bubble' - it is a result of excessive monetary TIGHTENING

If there is a 'bond bubble' - it is a result of excessive monetary TIGHTENING

Among 'internet Austrians' there is an idea that there is gigantic bubble in the global bond markets and when this bubble bursts then the world will come to an end (again...).

'Bullish Mikio' makes me optimistic on BoJ (and the world)

'Bullish Mikio' makes me optimistic on BoJ (and the world)

As my loyal readers would know I have been somewhat critical about the Bank of Japan's handling of the recent rise in bond yields in Japan. See for example here and here.

"Bitcoin is Memory"

"Bitcoin is Memory"

Bitcoin has been one of the most talked about talked topics over the past year. Despite of this there is relatively little economic research that has been done on the topic so far. However, a new working paper by William Luther and Josiah Olson add important insight to the economics of bitcoin.

Is Bernanke pulling Greece out of the crisis?

Is Bernanke pulling Greece out of the crisis?

For the first time in a couple of weeks I have felt kind of optimistic today. It might actually be that the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan will not repeat the mistakes of 1937 - at least I am hopefully we have learned something from 1937.

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