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Financial MarketsMoney and Banking
A important factor in wealth redistribution has been the increased participation of both financial and non-financial firms in financial markets.
Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsU.S. History
The most characteristic feature of post-WWII business cycles is that they have originated in deliberately inflationary policies directed by central banks.
Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks
Using Japan as a model, governments are steering us toward a worldwide zombie economy — but we're likely to end up with something that looks more like Argentina than Japan.
Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking
Pumping yet more credit into the Eurozone is as effective as giving adrenalin to a dead horse.
Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy
The European central bank has no ammunition left with which to address any serious economic downturn.
Big GovernmentFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy
Since 2008, China has amassed a mountain of debt, and continues to operate countless "zombie" companies and money-losing factories.
The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks
The Fed is prepared to squeeze out what little is left of the free market forces in the debt market. The Fed wants full control so it can do "whatever it takes" to keep interest rates from rising above its very-low targets.
Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending
Germany’s role as the locomotive and economic leader of the entire bloc has been crucial for the last decade.
The FedFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy
The monetary czars at the world’s central banks are coming to terms with the fact that a no-deal Brexit now seems to be the most likely outcome.
Financial MarketsGlobal Economy
New research is sparking fears that junk debt could trigger a repeat of the 2008 crash.