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( 4 mins read ) The policy challenges facing the advanced economies are daunting, and many will fail to deliver. No holds barred Fiscal and monetary policy were loosened rapidly and often unconventionally in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and
( 4 mins read ) Recessions are expensive. Output is permanently lost; and often potential growth is reduced too. In an earlier Global Letter, 1 we reproduced path-breaking calculations made for the UK by the late Christopher Dow. Studying the
( 9 mins read ) Monetary growth has accelerated, prompting inflation warnings from Monetarists The pick-up reflects extraordinary policy interventions in response to the pandemic Demand for money balances has risen too, although the surge appears to be waning There
( 6 mins read ) The EU’s recovery programme is a potential game changer for the economy and the single currency. Decisive moment In his memoirs, European visionary and revered French diplomat Jean Monnet asserted that: “Europe will be forged
( 14 mins read ) High public sector debt levels are set to remain at the core of the economic policy debate. Periods of elevated and rapidly rising debt are rarely reversed without some form of default. This need not be explicit. It can be more subtle and covert. It can take the form of inflation, regulation, and the creation of ‘captive markets’ for bonds. The stage is set for an extended period of financial repression.
( 4 mins read ) Methane is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Detecting leaks is vital. What it is Methane (CH 4 ) 1 is a significantly more potent greenhouse gas (GHG) 2 than carbon dioxide (CO
( 7 mins read ) Recessions not only reduce output: they also reduce productive potential It is a good moment to reflect on the teachings of those with long experience of recessions. One master was J. C. R. Dow, 1
( 16 mins read ) Universal high speed internet access – or a sky full of debris Soon, all our constellations could be LEO What they are Thousands of satellites in Low-Earth Orbit (LEO), able to provide high-speed internet and
( 4 mins read ) Policymakers are not quite there yet, but are edging towards outright monetary finance. Forward thinking We have long argued that what was once considered unconventional monetary policy was here to stay and, if anything, likely
Where does @KamalaHarris stand on foreign policy?
We asked her 12 questions on topics including China, trade, and climate ⤵️ https://on.cfr.org/33NiwUU
[email protected]'s account in AN EMPIRE ON THE EDGE of chain of Ponzi finance stretching from Fukien province to Boston via Guangzhou, Bengal, and London that led to tea party and revolution is wonderfully written and fills a major gap in understanding why the revolution happened.
A 1948 Japanese map of the American Civil War.
The numbered places demarcate major battles and significant sites in a roughly chronological fashion.
Without a legend or even state lines, though, the map is exceedingly difficult to read.
I guess today would be a good day to mention that I have a new book coming out in a month.
I'm sorry, but you do not belong in the #UK. #France - or several other countries you might travel through to get to the British Isles - are safe... https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/if-they-stop-us-ill-drown-myself-refugees-pushed-to-the-brink-in-calais-lmhfg89b0
"Starting Aug. 21, all US military personnel will be required to undergo coronavirus testing before departing for South Korea, a US military newspaper reported Friday." @TheKoreaHerald http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200811000939
Excited about this. Few sci-fi writers have their pulse on the zeitgeist like @NB_Chris.
I wrote the book during a year of three major personal life events, the full spectrum of grief and joy, and that intensity of feeling probably shows up in the book.
[email protected] Editorial Board: "As a Peterson Institute for International Economics report explained last month, “the market for capital is global. Shutting out Chinese firms from listing in the United States would not deny these firms access to US capital.”"
The headline and the accompanying image are great but it's amusing watching Brexit Britain to relearn what trade negotiations are like.
👏 Bravo @BBCNews 👏
My new book FAILED STATE is out today from @HarperVoyagerUS. It's the story of people trying to build a better future from the ruins of the nation they broke—and a lawyer trying to play competing factions against each other in a gamble to save his own skin