All Things Bearish

August 23rd, 2017
in macroeconomics

 by John Mauldin, Thoughts from the Frontline

“There is only one side of the market and it is not the bull side or the bear side but the right side.”– Jesse Livermore

“At least us old men remember what a real bear market is like. The young men haven’t got a clue.”– Jeremy Grantham

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Optimizing the Federal Corporate Tax Rate

Written by , Alternativeinsight

The Trump administration and its lower tax advocates have not provided adequate analyses and proofs to validate their opinions. Proponents of lower corporate taxes, who claim it will make corporations more productive and escalate production activity, may find their proposals do not automatically make corporations more competitive and benefit the economy less than equivalent government spending.

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Exploring Inequality: Real Wages and Productivity Growth

August 18th, 2017
in macroeconomics

by Philip Pilkington

I recently had an argument with a few New Keynesian types in the comments section of Lars Syll’s blog. I won’t get into the nuances here as they are not very interesting. Basically the New Keynesians were trying to defend the idea that, in the long-run, wages are indeed flexible. The argument went nowhere partially, I think, because they misunderstood what the phrase “wages are flexible in the long-run” means.

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What I Learned at (Economics) Summer Camp

August 17th, 2017
in macroeconomics

by John Mauldin, Thoughts from the Frontline

All over America, kids who were fortunate enough to go to summer camp are busy telling mom and dad what they did. Their stories will be suspiciously incomplete, but that’s OK. We know they learned something.

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The Global Energy Transition: Will Renewables Save Us?

August 17th, 2017
in energy

by Elliott Morss, Morss Global Finance


Even with the US pulling out of the Paris Accord, there has been a lot of positive press about growth in the use of renewable energy worldwide. In this piece, I look at energy data to illustrate what has really been happening.

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