Documentary Of The Week: Alan Greenspan On Brexit, The U.S. And The Rest Of The World


Written by John Lounsbury

Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, talked about Brexit, the U.S. economy and inflation Monday (27 June) on Bloomberg TV. Mike McKee and Tom Keane participate in the discussion, moslty with questions.

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What We Read Today 01 July 2016

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Paul Krugman Misses Key Component of His Own Model

by Philip Pilkington

Article of the Week from Fixing the Economists

John McHale over at Irish Economy has written a post on the possibility of a default by a sovereign currency issuer. In the post he discusses Paul Krugman's stripped-down Mundell-Fleming model in which Krugman shows that a country issuing a sovereign currency not only cannot default but if there is a run on the government bonds of this country the result will be devaluation which will then lead to an expansion of output as exports increase.


Infographic Of The Day: Billion Dollar Companies That Started In A Garage

They say that we should begin with something - at least some place to live, some cash to contribute, some encouragement from our relatives, friends.

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Interesting Divergence Post-Brexit Between Stock And Treasury Bond Price Action!

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The 39 Trillion Dollar Vig

Written by Joe Bongiovanni, Director, The Kettle Pond Institute for Debt-Free Money

Yes, that's $TRILLION and recognize it might be double that amount.


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July 2016 Economic Forecast: Outlook Continues Slightly Recessionary. Too Early To Factor In Brexit Impact.

Written by Steven Hansen

Econintersect's Economic Index continues marginally in contraction but insignificantly improved. The index is slightly above the lowest value since the end of the Great Recession. Although Econintersect does not buy into proposition that Brexit is bad for the global economy, the financial markets do - and their reaction may cause a recessionary dynamic. For those alive in 1973 will remember that the oil embargo triggered a recession. Global events can contract the USA economy.

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