John Maynard Keynes

China’s warning of a ‘Minsky moment’ should not be ignored

What exactly is the Chinese for “Minsky moment”? The chances are that we will soon need to know, after a startling moment of clarity from the …

Economy

Week in Review: An economy sacrificed at the altar of Brexit

There was always a bit of a myth about the Tories and the economy. The party has been exceptional at portraying itself as a safe pair of hands - …

Economics

Housing economist poses the big question: Will the Bay Area bubble burst?

SANTA CLARA — To burst or not to burst?<p>That was the question posed Thursday by economist Lawrence Yun at the 27th Annual Convention and Expo of the …

Real Estate

Why Supply-Side Economics Is Right And Keynesian Economics Is Wrong

From the time of Adam Smith’s “Wealth of Nations” through the early twentieth century, economists nearly unanimously agreed on how an economy works: …

Economics

Bibliophile - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.<p>A few years ago a friend added me to the mailing list of a British publication that lists books (not …

Opinion

We Have Trumphoria And a Record-Breaking Stock Market Because No One Was Prosecuted for 2008 Crash

Risks and shady bets will go unpunished. by Charles Mudede xijian/gettyimages.com<br>Last month, the US economy lost jobs (33,000) for the first time …

Seattle

A Very Important Statue You Probably Never Noticed

This is Noor Inayat Khan. You would be forgiven for saying 'Who?'. Her claim to fame was secrecy itself.We first heard of Khan after stumbling across …

London

3 Steps To Build A Practice Less Ordinary

<i>"Slavishly following conventional norms will often lead to disappointment."- John Maynard Keynes</i><p>The ordinary is often an adversary when servicing …

Business

Commentary: The future of work – new underclass, dystopian reality?

Two forces combining to reshape the future of employment can have implications for our social compact and national security, says S Rajaratnam School …

Intelligence

Understanding the difference between the IMF and World Bank

The annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are underway as policymakers from around the world gather in Washington to …

Economics

Germany's biggest union is fighting for a 28 hour working week – here's how the UK could follow suit

On Tuesday it was reported that Germany’s biggest union is pushing for a 28 hour working week. The union argues that workers should get a fair share …

Keynesian Economics

Joined-up politics: how social networks have shaped events

“The world remains a world of squares and towers,” concludes Niall Ferguson, after skipping across 500 years in about as many pages. The square — the …

Niall Ferguson

Trump Officials Blast IMF for Discounting Impact of Tax Cuts

The Trump administration blasted the International Monetary Fund’s decision not to include a boost from tax reforms in forecasts for U.S. growth, …

Business

Capitalism, Conservatives, and the Intellectuals: A Reply to Matthew McManus

Much, I suspect, to the modern left’s surprise, capitalism has become a subject for intense debate among conservatives. One recent contribution to …

Economics

Which stimulus is better: tax cuts or spending?

Politicians and policymakers usually favor one type of stimulus over the other — but which is better?<p>This piece originally appeared on The Conversation.<p>During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised to boost the economy both by cutting taxes and investing more money in …

Economics

Should We Fear Robots?

<i>EDITOR’S NOTE: In October 2017,</i> <i>BQO’s M. Anthony Mills interviewed Paul McClure, a sociologist and author of the recent study “‘You’re Fired,’ Says</i> …

Intelligence

Whatever happened to the 15-hour workweek?

In 1930, the economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that technological change and productivity improvements would eventually lead to a 15-hour …

Economics

Sorry, Trump — globalism is not a plot against America

The defining epithet of the Age of Trump is "globalist." This is the all-purpose term of abuse that the president and his most fervent supporters hurl at anyone who dissents from their populist agenda.<p>During last year’s campaign, Donald Trump tweeted that the choice was “between Americanism” and …

Council on Foreign Relations

India Needs to Open Its Wallet

Spending more is the only way to get the economy moving again.<p>Economists would almost universally agree that fiscal discipline is a good thing. No government should aspire to live beyond its means. If it does, the consequences can be severe: higher inflation, higher interest rates, low private …

Economics

Forget Bitcoin. Have You Heard of IMFcoin?

IMF would like its special drawing rights to have a digital future, and has spent the past year thinking of a broader role for it<p>Forget Bitcoin, think IMFcoin. The head of the International Monetary Fund has been musing about the future of money, and thinks there is a decent chance it will come …

Economics

Why is Trump letting himself get jerked around by his budget director?

President Trump forced Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to hold a press conference on Wednesday morning to proclaim that the president is "smart," …

Puerto Rico

Here's How To Make The Dollar--Once Again--The Source Of Great American Prosperity

<b>HERE’S A BOOK</b> for the ages. With <i>Gold: The Final Standard</i> (CreateSpace Publishing, $14.99)–and his two previous volumes–Nathan Lewis has established himself as one of history’s most formidable and correct-thinking economic writers, joining the ranks of Friedrich von Hayek, Ludwig von Mises, Henry …

Economics

Don't Gamble Away Your Retirement: Financial Advisors' Daily Digest

Adam M. Grossman, CFA argues that bitcoin is worse than playing the lottery.<p>John Lohr asks whether you should fire yourself or fire your …

Business

Where The Money Is In The Electric Vehicle Supply Chain: Part II

The mining industry, lithium mining included, is notorious for its boom and bust business cycles, which are usually asynchronous to the macro …

Business

What happened to our promised leisure time? And will we find it in the smart city?

Whether it’s the use of Terminator imagery, visions of dystopia, or discussions of genomics, it’s common practice to use the metaphors and framing of …

Cities

Why our productivity destroyed the 15-hour working week

In 1930, the economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that technological change and productivity improvements would eventually lead to a 15-hour …

Keynesian Economics

A plea to bosses: Leave loudly

“I’M LEAVING THE OFFICE TO PICK UP MY CHILDREN,” the boss announced, none too quietly, as he skedaddled out the door at (gasp!) 4 p.m.<p>That boss, a corporate warrior named Robbert Rietbroek, is one of the good guys and gals, creating a healthier work/life balance for stressed-out employees through …

The Workplace

Trump’s Tax Plan Is An Act Of Political Domination By The Rich

Zach CarterBut at least we don’t have to pretend it isn’t.----------------------------------------------------

Liberal View

In Support Of A Second EU Referendum

It is not elections that define democracy; many tyrants have come to power by popular vote, many dictatorships have sort legitimacy from plebiscites. …

Brexit

Trump's Tax Plan Is An Act Of Political Domination By The Rich

But at least we don't have to pretend it isn't.<p>Most Americans suffer from the unfortunate delusion that economic problems are violations of some mathematical order. When recession, severe inflation or other hard times engulf society, it is because the sacred equations have been angered. If we …

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