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V good long read on efforts to make the case for “an economy that suits society, rather than – as we have at present – a society subordinated to the economy.” #economics
*I am not a Nick Szabo fan* His blog is a very valuable resource for the historical analysis of money.
"The U.S. Treasury saw a 31 percent drop in corporate tax revenues last year, almost twice the decline official budget forecasters had predicted. Receipts were projected to rebound sharply this year, but so far they’ve only continued to fall, down by almost 9 percent or $11 billion."
"There are six major changes in the global capitalist economy since the 1970s that increase the potential fragility, instability, and the amplification and propagation rate of the fragility-instability events"
This is a good article to read in conjunction with this one: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-22/economics-reinvents-itself-every-few-decades-it-s-happening-now Seems like there might not be too much room to go back to the way things were before in case another recession hits. ...Read More
With interest rates close to zero in the US and at zero in Japan and Europe governments will have no choice but to rely on quantitative easing if another recession arrives. This goes along with the MMT theory that as long as inflation doesn’t increase governments don’t need to worry There are risks of politicizing government spending and politicians doing as they please for political reasons. I’m curious what happens if inflation does rise, will the Fed stop buying gov bonds prompting politicians to rein in spending? Or will the power of the Fed be eroded? ...Read More
“The unprecedented designation of foreign vehicles imported to the United States from some of its closest allies sparked anger from automakers, dealers and foreign governments after a White House document hinted it would seek voluntary export quotas on autos from U.S. trading partners.”