Economic fundamentals

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Social Security COLA for 2022 To Be Near 5.8%, Could Match 2009, Biggest Since 1982

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 15/09/2021 - 3:26pm in

Seniors are destined to lose ground with cost of living increases, but how badly will they lag with 2022's seemingly large boost?

Why the Rich Get Richer and Interest Rates Go Down

A wrongheaded paper from the Jackson Hole conference that depends on the loanble funds fallacy lets central bankers off the hook.

Wait and See: The Labor Market Implications of Economic Uncertainty

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 13/09/2021 - 7:55pm in

An increase in perceived uncertainty does indeed increase the value of waiting, thus reducing job creation.

Neoliberalism Is Dying – Now We Must Replace It

From taming Big Tech to competing with China, Western governments are retreatig from neoliberalism. But what comes next?

‘America Has a Monopoly Problem’: Coalition Backs Legislation to Break Up Big Tech

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/09/2021 - 11:55pm in

Anti-monopoly interests have proposed a series of bills to give regulators more power, particularly with respect to tech.

Behold the Watered Stock’s New Variant!

Back to the future! Welcome to the successor to a 19th century favorite, watered stock.

Michael Hudson v. George Soros on China’s Rejection of “Market” Capitalism

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 01/09/2021 - 7:53pm in

Soros has a hissy over China's Xi no longer wanting to play nicely with foreign investors.

Imperialism Then and Now: Capital Relocation, Inequality, Encroachment and Protracted Crisis

On how imperialism enabled exploitation of labor in the global South, and then pressure on worker wages in advanced economies.

The Most Monstrously Overstimulated Economy & Markets Ever

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 27/08/2021 - 1:10am in

The Fed will trim back its stimulus, but it’s already pumped up markets and the unwind will be too little and too slow.

Imperialism Then and Now: Drain of Wealth, Depression, The Role of the State and Globalization

Yves here. This is the second section of the GPENewdoc historical series on imperialism and capitalism. You can find Part 1 here. By Lynn Fries. Originally published at GPENewsdocs Prabhat Patnaik explains how the colonial system led to depression. Then, in advanced countries governments stepped in to increase demand and productivity, but how unless the […]