I read a nice report today from Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) and the owner of Economonitor, Roubini Global Economics (RGE), called “Russia-Ukraine Crisis and Its Implications for Global Energy Markets,” and it gave me an idea: America should export crude to IEA member states who agree to energy sanctions on Russia and participate in [...]
Quick And Slow Deaths… Understandably, the major focus now is on the denouement of the crisis. Pessimists are concerned about a catastrophic crash. Optimists are more sanguine, expecting a soft landing with gradual reforms correcting the systemic issues. The crash scenario is predicated on continuing increases in debt levels and over-investment. Policy adjustments are fatally [...]
I’ve seen some pretty bizarre claims about MMTers. They are “tea partiers”, “barely left of center”, who “are not interested in policy”, who “ignore inequality”, who “are only interested in reducing taxes”. “MMTers ignore the fraud of the banksters.” They are at best “one issue” advocates for a particular view on money, taxes, and employment. [...]
Crisis in Crimea
The conflict between Russia and Ukraine escalates, evoking fond memories of the Cold War.
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NEW YORK – The world’s economic, financial, and geopolitical risks are shifting. Some risks now have a lower probability – even if they are not fully extinguished. Others are becoming more likely and important. A year or two ago, six main risks stood at center stage: · A eurozone breakup (including a Greek exit and [...]
At this point, why is the Fed reducing policy accommodation in the first place? ... In short, there seems to be a disconnect between the Fed’s rhetoric and the general policy direction.