Category: "macroeconomics"

I’m Pointing at the Moon, You’re Looking at My Finger: Janet Yellen on Post-Keynesian Economics

Here’s an interesting fact that I’ll bet many of you didn’t know: the current head of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, wrote a short paper in 1980 examining the theories of the Post-Keynesians. You can find it here. more »

Pension Storm Warning

September 20th, 2017
in Business, Money and Banking, macroeconomics

This time is different are the four most dangerous words any economist or money manager can utter. We learn new things and invent new technologies. Players come and go. But in the big picture, this time is usually not fundamentally different, because fallible humans are still in charge. more »

Hoarding and Scarcity: Applied Cambridge Economics

September 16th, 2017
in history, macroeconomics

Yesterday and today in the comments section to my blog there was a somewhat interesting discussion about hoarding and unemployment. One commenter claimed that hoarding only caused unemployment in a monetary economy. I have heard this a lot, but I have never thought it to be remotely true. more »

The Future of the Global Economy

September 14th, 2017
in macroeconomics

If you establish a democracy, you must in due time reap the fruits of a democracy. You will in due season have great impatience of public burdens, combined in due season with great increase of public expenditure. You will in due season have wars entered into from passion and not from reason more »

Is the Speculative or the Precautionary Demand for Money More Important in Real World Capital Markets?

In Keynes’ General Theory is is famously stated that the demand for money relies on three distinct functions. These are: the transactions demand for money; the precautionary demand for money; and the speculative demand for money. more »




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