Can the Earth Feed 11 Billion People? Four Reasons to Fear a Malthusian Future

August 15th, 2015
in Op Ed

by James Dyke, The Conversation

Humanity is on course for a population greater than 11 billion by the end of this century, according to the latest analysis from the UN’s population division.

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Why Are JOLTS Job Openings Increasing?

August 14th, 2015
in Op Ed

Analysts Get It Wrong As WSJ Pooh Poohs The Negatives on JOLTs

by Lee Adler, Wall Street Examiner

Janet Yellen's favorite labor market indicator the JOLTS survey showed record job openings and hires in June as the Wall Street Journal picked up on a theme that I pointed out months ago.

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Explainer: Why is China Devaluing Its Currency?

August 14th, 2015
in Op Ed

by Nafis Alam, The Conversation

China has shocked global financial markets by devaluing its currency for two days running. August 11 saw a record 1.9% fall in value, followed by another 1% decline on August 12. The move by the Chinese central bank marks the yuan’s largest devaluation in two decades, sending a ripple effect across the regional Asian market and global financial markets.

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What China's Surprise Announcement Means for the Oil Sector

August 13th, 2015
in Op Ed

Special Report from Money Morning

by Kent Moors, Money Morning

The People's Bank of China just cut the value of the yuan 3%.

The announcement took analysts by surprise and signaled that Beijing has decided to shore up a weakness in exports. This will usher in similar moves by other Asian countries that are export competitors.

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Richard Musgrave (1959): “The Government is Never Forced to Borrow in the Market or to Maintain and Service Outstanding Debts.”

August 12th, 2015
in Op Ed

by Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101

When I speak to other economists about how money and fiscal spending work, I often get strange looks: if what I say is true, than economists would have taught something that is wrong for the last couple of decades! That must be impossible.

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