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Great Recession: Coppola's In Betweeners and Central Banks

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This article was first published by me on Talkmarkets: http://www.talkmarkets.com/content/global-markets/great-recession-coppolas-in-betweeners-and-central-banks?post=116100&uid=4798


Frances Coppola is a blogger and economist in the UK. She has some great insights. She has made comments that monetary policy has not been really successful. In fact, she takes UK central banker, Mark Carney, to task over the defense of monetary policy in the United Kingdom.

While Carney and the UK government made mistakes, compared to other central banks it did better. Carney defends the Bank of England by saying:

"Simulations using the Bank’s main forecasting model suggest that the Bank’s monetary policy measures raised the level of GDP by around 8% relative to trend and lowered unemployment by 4 percentage points at their peak. Without this action, real wages would have been 8% lower, or around £2,000 per worker per year, and 1.5 million more people would have been out of work." It is pre…

Anxiety Over Donald Trump Is Palpable In Main Stream Media

This non vetted personal blog article was published to by me on Talkmarkets: http://www.talkmarkets.com/contributor/gary-anderson/blog/energy/anxiety-over-donald-trump-is-palpable-in-main-stream-media?post=115999&uid=4798


Anxiety over Donald Trump as president is palpable in the main stream media. I believe there are legitimate and illegitimate reasons for this anxiety. And certainly the MSM is not the only place where anxiety is found. I believe many citizens have it simply because they cannot quite get their heads around what to expect from Donald Trump.

This anxiety could ultimately affect the stock market, and cause people to flee to bonds for safety.

But I have been reading article after article about the Russian hacking of the US election. It has become an avalanche of articles. Now, let's be clear, the Russians did not hack voting machines according to the FBI, and reported by USA Today. But the articles are trying to link Trump to directly knowing what the Russians we…

Learn Economics

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Learn economics. Topics in Economics can give even the newbie insights into how the economies of the world work with a focus on China and the USA. There are 30 topics listed with articles on those subjects, as well as a glossary of terms.
I have written a lot of vetted articles that are exclusive** to Talkmarkets. Sorting a portion of them by subject will give the reader an opportunity to make sense of it all. I am adding a glossary of terms at the bottom of this page.

For readers interested in economic subjects of the day, these top 30 themes are my efforts to make understanding economics easier.

Please keep in mind that many economic and moral decisions change as we approach the zero lower bound for interest rates. As bonds go negative, things change. That which was a moral duty when rates are 5 percent, like say lowering to 4 percent to stimulate the economy, don't work when we approach zero. 

If anything, the closer to zero that we go, the less lending and less banking stability…

Retail Tantrums Are a Clever Attack on Minimum Wage growth

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This non vetted article was published to my personal blog on Talkmarkets: http://www.talkmarkets.com/contributor/gary-anderson/blog/bonds/retail-tantrums-are-a-clever-attack-on-minimum-wage-growth?post=115887&uid=4798


We have seen oil tantrum in 2013 and in 2016 push the yields of 10 year treasury bonds higher. Well, there are retail tantrums now taking center stage. The retail tantrums are a clever attack on minimum wage growth. But some people are wising up to these tantrums. If people want their businesses and their jobs to survive, they need to keep pushing for a reasonable wage, which puts money into peoples' pockets. Spreading prosperity to labor will come back to help the capitalists.

[Nick Hanauer's Ted presentation is shown at the end of this article, and is a sobering look at where we are in the dance between capitalism and labor.]

Consider the attacks on minimum wage improvements from contributors to large financial websites.
Article after article speaks about …