- Restraining unit labor costs is a right-wing conspiracy - Steve Randy Waldman discusses how the Federal Reserve’s explicit actions are helping reduce labor’s share of output over time.
- The rule of more - A former professor of mine, Susan Dudley, is quoted on the subject of inconsistent cost-benefit analysis that allows the regulatory system to be gamed. (h/t Cafe Hayek)
- Keeping an Eye on Wealth Creation - Renowned investor Hugh Hendry continues to expect a Chinese hard landing and, most importantly, expresses his view that “ the road to hyperinflation is via hyperdeflation.”
- Hayek, Equilibrium and Complexity - Paul Omerod succinctly explains the importance of Hayek’s thinking to the study of complex systems.
- The Longest Quarterly Letter Ever - Legendary investor Jeremy Grantham offers his updated investment outlook and continues to recommend patience. (h/t Zero Hedge)
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
- Why Limiting Itemized Deductions (Still) Makes Sense - My former professor, Diane Lim Rogers, offers her support for a proposal to limit itemized deductions to a 15 percent rate. This policy will simultaneously increase the progressive nature of income taxes, substantially reduce total tax expenditures and raise revenue.
- The Fed Is Misleading Congress About Europe - Warren Mosler, a founding member of Modern Monetary Theory, argues that the Fed’s dollar swap lines are unsecured lending and should therefore be the responsibility of Congress.
- Philip Pilkington: Is QE/ZIRP Killing Demand? - Pilkington describes the counterproductive efforts of Fed policy. Milton Friedman also believed ZIRP (zero interest rate policy) would restrict demand as I outlined in Deflationary Monetary Policy.
- The Liberalism of Classical Liberalism - Peter Boettke tries to correct some typical misrepresentations of classical liberalism with a good dose of historical background.
- Show Me the Daylight 'twixt Sanction and Tariff - Samuel Wilson considers recent trade sanctions against Iran and China, and why the two are viewed in different lights by Americans.
- The Future of Economics - Steve Keen, a leading post-Keynesian, makes a case for incorporating disequilibrium, dynamic modeling and emergent properties into the core of future economics.
- The European Crisis Deepen - Peter Boone and Simon Johnson, former IMF Chief, explain why current optimism is likely unwarranted and how the realistic end may include a break-up of the Eurozone.