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America has conquered its debt crisis with incredible speed

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard12:06AM BST 24 Apr 2014 Americans are purging their excesses one by one. Spending by the US Federal government has seen the steepest drop as share of national income since demobilisation after the Second World War. Claims that … Continue reading

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How Austerity Has Failed.

by Martin WolfThe New York Review of Books Austerity has failed. It turned a nascent recovery into stagnation. That imposes huge and unnecessary costs, not just in the short run, but also in the long term: the costs of investments … Continue reading

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IMF Admits it Blew it with Austerity.

by Barry RitholtzJanuary 4, 2012 A number of folks are looking at the latest IMF paper as a startling admission of the failure of Austerity: “Consider it a mea culpa submerged in a deep pool of calculus and regression analysis: … 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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Should Central Banks Cancel Government Debt They Own?

by Gavyn DaviesThe Financial Times As the IMF meetings close in Tokyo this weekend, it is obvious that governments are struggling to find the correct balance between controlling public debt, which now exceeds 110 per cent of GDP for the … Continue reading

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Quarterly Outlook Summary

The good recovery in the markets of the 1st quarter of this year was relatively short lived. Volatility and uncertainty is still with us. The “not bad” news in the US is that our economy and employment continue to grow … Continue reading

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