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November 2013 CPI Inflation Little Change

by Doug Short and Steven Hansen The November 2013 Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) year-over-year inflation rate increased marginally but was constrained by a decline in energy prices.

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ZIRP and QE are Deflationary

The headline Producer Price Index for November was down 0.1%, in line with the consensus guess of economists. What’s going on? Aren’t QE and ZIRP supposed to be inflationary? Continue reading

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New Study Confirms that Lower Corporate Tax Rates Don’t Create Jobs

by Yves Smith, Naked Capitalism Corporate executives love to peddle the notion that they need to have their low tax payments reduced even further, even as the share of GDP represented by company profits is at unprecedentedly high levels. In … Continue reading

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November 2013 Producer Prices Up a Little

Written by Steven Hansen The Producer Price Index moderately inflated this month but the year-over-year growth is still under 1%. This index is volatile (noisy).

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The Politics of Adjustment

by Michael Pettis, China Financial Markets The past two years have seen a surprising amount of turmoil at the highest levels of the Chinese political establishment. We have seen political alliances re-shuffled, powerful business and political leaders arrested, factional disputes … Continue reading

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