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Economics

Monday, November 19, 2012

Bulgaria Hyperinflation Fifteen Years Later / Economics / HyperInflation

By: Steve_H_Hanke

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe first of July marked the anniversary of a momentous day in Bulgarian history. On that day, fifteen years ago, Bulgaria installed its currency board system (CBS), finally ending its hyperinflation, which had peaked with a monthly inflation rate of 242%, in February 1997.

But, I am getting ahead of myself. As the Soviet Union and allied communist countries began to collapse, I anticipated that a big issue facing the newly-liberated, former communist countries would be inflation, and the instability associated with it. In consequence, I shifted the emphasis of my research program from privatization to currency reform.

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Economics

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hurricane Sandy and the Economy: The Lesson from Katrina / Economics / US Economy

By: PhilStockWorld

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDoug Short writes: In studying the data for my latest Big Four Economic Indicators update, I wondered how much impact Hurricane Sandy might have had on the economy in October and what to expect in the months ahead. I thought it would be interesting to take a close look at the behavior of the Big Four in the months before and after Hurricane Katrina hit the coast in August 2005.

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Economics

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Fall Of Micro- And Macro- Economics And The Rise Of Mega-Economics / Economics / Great Depression II

By: Dr_R_M_Mathew

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Opening Note
This is the second part of my recent work, appeared in the Market Oracle (UK), ‘The Great Depression II Lasting Till 2025’ (www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article37335.html) . In spite of the Stimulus Packages of America, European Countries , India , China and etc besides the brain storming sessions of the World Economic Forum, deliberations of the UN, IMF. OECD and World Bank and lecturing of the Nobel Laureates in Economics and advices of the Management Gurus, the teaching and research works of the Harvard or Stanford Business Schools, the world is at the grip of the Great Depression II Lasting at least 2025. This is an inquiry in to the underlying causes of the Global Economic Crisis and Failure of Economists, Management Experts and Rulers and Political Leadership. It also suggests some alterative global strategies under ‘Mega Economics’ in stead of the familiar Micro and Macro Economics, including Keynesian Economics.

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Economics

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Why Governments Always Punt on Economic Austerity / Economics / Economic Austerity

By: Michael_Pento

The simple reason why governments never freely decide on fiscal responsibility is because fixing their well-entrenched problems of over borrowing and spending means that their already fragile economies would be temporarily thrown over a cliff.

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Economics

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

UK CPI Inflation Soars Despite Bank of England Deflation Propaganda, Shocks Academic Economists / Economics / Inflation

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleUK CPI inflation soared for October by rising to 2.7% up from 2.2% (Sept) which is set against academic economists / mainstream press expectations for a rise to just 2.3%. Whilst the more recognised inflation measure, RPI rose to 3.2% up from 2.6%, against press expectations of 2.8%.

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Economics

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

An Economic 'Sell' Signal by Christmas? / Economics / Recession 2013

By: Clif_Droke

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWith the U.S. presidential election out of the way, the economy has taken center stage lately and for good reason: the economy typically benefits during a presidential election year while the 4-year Kress cycle is also peaking. The latest economic reports strongly indicate that the U.S. consumer has benefited (or at least feels he has benefited) from this year's presidential cycle and the loose money it typically brings.

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Economics

Monday, November 12, 2012

Green Shoots of a US Economic Recovery? / Economics / US Economy

By: Alasdair_Macleod

There is growing hope in some quarters that economic recovery is at last under way in the USA. Is this just an election-inspired pick-up in sentiment, now rapidly vanishing, or do we take it more seriously; and if it really is recovery, what are the inflationary consequences?

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Economics

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Tragedy Of The Euro! What About Germany? / Economics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: GoldSilverWorlds

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBrecht Arnaert writes: 2012 has been a year of great turmoil for the euro. But our economy is not the only thing that is in crisis. Our economic theory is too, and even more so: for decades macro-economic policy has been conducted within a Keynesian framework, and while no Keynesian economist has predicted this crisis, or even is able to explain it’s causes, we are still listening to them today to get out of the mess they brought us into. I would say that this is a problem of legitimacy.

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Economics

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Obama, Romney And The Deflation Fireball / Economics / Deflation

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOBAMECONOMICS, MORMONOMICS: SAME THING
US voters rallied to the lesser of two evils or two Also Rans, and voted Obama. His economic style, the house style of all OECD country governors and far beyond, was attacked by the leading Mormon business writer and Romney supporter, Howard Ruff, as "Obameconomics". Who won in the election however had no importance - or hold on what happens next, as financial and commodity market operators have already signalled, in their own easy-to-deny way. Oil prices and European equities in a widening number of "most exposed" countries went on weakening, as the Obama victory news came in, with several indexes now at six-week lows, as Fitch Ratings and leading commentators again warned the US could re-enter open and frank recession if it fails to "manage" the so-called fiscal cliff and if China slows more, the UK economy turn further downward, French industrial production and business confidence shrinks further, and German industrial output continues to weaken.

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Economics

Saturday, November 10, 2012

EU Game Changer: Economic Austerity Hits The Core / Economics / Economic Austerity

By: Raul_I_Meijer

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHere's what may be a useful angle to explain to people what is happening in Europe right now, and what's yet to come. It's not about Greece, which shoved another "Deal" through its besieged parliament this week, a deal that itself is also still under siege. It's not about Spain either, which managed to borrow a few billon more, enough to stay alive till Christmas, but sees its bond yields enter the land of ugly (yawn) again.

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Economics

Friday, November 09, 2012

Zimbabwe’s Four-Year Anniversary—From Hyperinflation to Growth / Economics / HyperInflation

By: Steve_H_Hanke

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn mid-November 2008, Zimbabwe recorded the world’s second-highest hyperinflation. Today, it can boast strong growth and single-digit inflation rates. In 2008, Zimbabwe’s annual real GDP growth rate was a miserable -17.6 percent and its annual inflation rate was 89.7 sextillion percent—that’s roughly 9 followed by 22 zeros.

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Economics

Friday, November 09, 2012

America's Double Trouble and The Reckoning, U.S. Debt Higher than Greece / Economics / US Debt

By: Andy_Sutton

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleNow that the untold billions have been spent trying to convince America that our leaders actually know what they’re doing, they’re going to get put to an early test, and a critical one at that. Looming large are two big issues: the debt ceiling (again), and the ‘fiscal cliff’ automatic budget cuts. While they may seem like two separate issues, it all really ties together rather nicely into one big package that can be loosely labeled as yet another attempt to spend more than is brought in and at the same time justify it.  The good news is that the players are the same so the egos are the same and we can use that as barometer based on how they ‘handled’ the situation in 2010. The bad news is the egos are the same and they did a pitiful job in 2010, opting to simply kick the can down the road as opposed to actually embarking on any meaningful reform pathway.

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Economics

Friday, November 09, 2012

Obama Election Win Means Big Inflation is Coming, Investor Refuge in Gold and Silver / Economics / Inflation

By: Zeal_LLC

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWell, Americans voted and the winner is inflation.  Half our voting populace inexplicably decided to award a second term to Obama.  Four more years of mind-boggling record deficits and record national debt growth!  Obama’s Administration spent roughly 50% more than the government took in, which can essentially only be financed in two ways.  Borrowing from foreigners and running the printing presses.

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Economics

Friday, November 09, 2012

Can President Obama Really Help the U.S. Economy? / Economics / US Economy

By: InvestmentContrarian

Sasha Cekerevac writes: When it comes to the latest presidential election, the central focus for many U.S. citizens has been the lack of gross domestic product (GDP) growth for America. Since the Great Recession began several years ago, GDP growth has remained far below potential, leaving millions of people unemployed and looking for work. During this time, the global economy has also slowed. While President Barack Obama has made large claims about what he can do to help increase GDP growth, let’s take a look at the most likely scenario.

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Economics

Friday, November 09, 2012

When is a Good Time for Economic Austerity? / Economics / Economic Austerity

By: Michael_Pento

It is a basic rule of human nature not to voluntarily self inflict pain upon ourselves. If there is any way to avoid the day of reckoning, even if it means the eventual catastrophe will be much worse if we delay, we always choose to hold reality in abeyance. This principle applies to countries as well because the notion of embracing austerity on a national level goes against the grain of our collective psyche.

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