How Consumers Rule In A Free Economy

May 15th, 2014
in aa syndication, macroeconomics

by Christopher Westley,

One of my favorite economists in the history of economic thought is the great Austrian, Carl Menger (1840-1921). While the mainstream of the economics profession acknowledges Menger’s place due to his contribution to the Marginalist Revolution in the 1870s, it otherwise ignores him because his theoretical framework does not lend itself to policy prescriptions.

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Effects of QE: Follow the Money (and Banking Transactions)

Enquiring Minds Want to Know: Is David Malpass Correct about Fed Tapering?

by Paul Kasriel, The Econtrarian

Back on March 13, David Malpass, president of Encima Global LLC, wrote an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal entitled “The Fed's Taper Is Already Paying Off”. In this op-ed, Malpass argues that the Fed’s purchases of securities, aka Quantitative Easing (QE), have inhibited bank lending to small businesses, aka job creators.

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April 2014 Producer Prices Index Jumps, Above Expectations

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The Producer Price Index inflation jumped again this month following last month's significant increase - with most of the increase coming from food and services.

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Milking It For All It’s Worth

Age of Wisdom, Age of Foolishness (26)

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The economic rent seeking behaviour of CEO’s, rather than their commitment to take risk and  invest for growth, was highlighted in Age of Wisdom, Age of Foolishness (25) “Pride and Extreme Prejudice”; with the example of the proposed takeover of Alstom by GE as a case study. The spiritual worship of the sacred cow of Fed liquidity has become a search for cash cows in the temporal world.

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March 2014 Business Inventories and Sales Good

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Econintersect‘s analysis of final business sales data (retail plus wholesale plus manufacturing) for March 2014 shows sales improved with inventory levels up - and inventory levels within the normal range for periods of expansion. 

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