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April 2011

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Austrians and MMTers should be on the same side

April 30, 2011 – Comments (6)

I found this to be a very interesting idea. I read a lot of economic theory (from an amateur's point of view, I am not an economist. I have just been reading and thinking about this stuff for a long time) and my own thoughts tend to be a combination of MMT and Austrian. My reason for studying is not to advocate any particular monetary or fiscal policy (I am certainly in no position either influentially or from the standpoint of economic comprehension to do so), but it is rather to understand the monetary and fiscal environment we will in.  [more]

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More margin debt please? No problem!

April 20, 2011 – Comments (4)

Excellent post by TPC. QE has accomplished none of its stated goals (did not lower interest rates, did not increase bank lending) and has encouraged a binge in margin debt.  [more]

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Hey Checklist

April 19, 2011 – Comments (0)

Are you around today man?

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Ignore the Raters

April 19, 2011 – Comments (24)

There are serious problems that America has to deal with (Massive unemployment, Reforming our healthcare system [either streamlining it from the top down, or breaking it apart], Determining the right size of government [will this crisis lead to a growth or shrinking of our government?]). And having a lively and sometimes heated debate about these issues is necessary and productive.  [more]

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QE2 and the Liquidity "Black Hole"

April 12, 2011 – Comments (20)

Another good post by TPC. I perfomed a similar set of analysis here (Follow Up: QE is not Inflationary, Thoughts on Risk Asset Instability - http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/follow-up-qe-is-not/533092) and here (One of the smartest comments I have read yet regarding Quantitative Easing - http://marketthoughtsandanalysis.blogspot.com/2011/02/one-of-smartest-comments-i-have-read.html) several months ago and came to the same conclusions  [more]

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PIMCO Goes Short ... So What?

April 11, 2011 – Comments (4)

I like what TPC has to say below.  [more]

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An Excellent Conversation

April 07, 2011 – Comments (15)

Below is a post from Interfluidity [IF] (Steve Randy Waldman) and a response by The Pragmatic Capitalist [TPC] (Cullen Roche) regarding MMT. It is very good because IF doesn't start attacking MMT from a straw man perspective, but rather raises some core points and discusses / critiques them. TPC has a very good set of clarifying comments.  [more]

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The Next Housing Shock

April 04, 2011 – Comments (8)

Very good piece by 60 minutes

(Embedding was disabled for this video, but it is 14 minutes and is certainly worth watching)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwrO6jhtC5E

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Three Things

April 04, 2011 – Comments (10)

Excellent thoughts from TPC. I highly recommend you read the whole article. Here is "thing" number 1.  [more]

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