Category: Op Ed

The Fatal Flaw of Compartmentalized Economics

December 20th, 2013
in Op Ed

by Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101p> For a paper I am writing I am re-reading ‘A simple model of three economies with two currencies: the eurozone and the USA’, a paper written by Wynne Godley and Marc Lavoie published in 2007 in the Cambridge Journal of Ec… more »

Federal Reserve: 100 Years of Destroying the Purchase Power of Money?

December 19th, 2013
in Op Ed

Nearly 100 years ago, on December 23, 1913, the Federal Reserve was created. The central bank was created for many reasons, such as minimizing the impacts of panics, becoming a banker of last resort and "smoothing" economic cycles. more »

The Strange Case of Jerome Kerviel

December 18th, 2013
in Op Ed, syndication

In ancient Rome, to pay some one to lie in court on one's behalf was considered acceptable, but for the person to fail to deliver was not: he could not expect to live long if he broke his word. I was reminded of this when reading about the case of Jerome Kerviel, although the parallel is not exact. more »

Longevity: American Democracy vs. Soviet Communism

December 18th, 2013
in Op Ed

How long did Soviet communism last? 74 years, from 1917 (Russian Revolution) to 1991, when the Cold War ended with the disintegration of the Soviet Union more »

“Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money and ‘PIIGS’ Get Slaughtered”

December 17th, 2013
in Op Ed, syndication

Written by Adam Whitehead, KeySignals.comp>BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front) "Beware of Hedge Funds Bearing Gifts" observed the negotiating tactics, being executed by Greece, in order to get a lower interest rate cost on its debt[i]. These tactics involve… more »

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