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Federal Debt and Deficit Reduction are Junk Economics.

Deficit cutting is still, precisely, the wrong economic policy prescription in the current weak economy of high unemployment. Whether raising taxes or cutting spending, the effect is the same. It may reduce the deficit but it also removes stimulus in … Continue reading

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More Monetary Stimulus with New Targets.

Bloomberg NewsDecember 13, 2012 Chairman Ben S. Bernanke moved the Federal Reserve further into uncharted policy territory in combating joblessness by tying the bank’s interest-rate outlook to unemployment and inflation, while committing to an even faster expansion of the central … Continue reading

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IMF’s epic plan to conjure away debt and dethrone bankers

by Ambrose Evans-PritchardThe Telegraph So there is a magic wand after all. A revolutionary paper by the International Monetary Fund claims that one could eliminate the net public debt of the US at a stroke, and by implication do the … Continue reading

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Tinkerbell Economics and the Confidence Fairy

by Dan Alpert, Westwood CapitalFebruary 7, 2012 While we may be hours away from a partial (and certainly a stopgap) agreement in the talks among the Greek government, the troika and private sector creditors, it is doubtful that a deal will emerge … Continue reading

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Did the Euro crisis just end with an ECB backdoor bailout?

by Simone FoxmanDecember 16, 2011 Yields on short-term peripheral sovereign bonds are plunging, despite the fact that EU leaders appeared to make little progress at their highly-anticipated summit last week. Pundits continue to expound on the flaws of the eurozone … Continue reading

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Where is the ECB Printing Press?

by John MauldinNovember 10, 2011 Where Can I Find €3 Trillion? When Leverage Comes Back to Haunt You The German Dilemma So How Do We Solve the Eurozone Problem? Where Is the ECB Printing Press? Europe remains the focus of … Continue reading

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