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After the Crash:Rediscovering Keynes and the origins of quantitative easing (2nd posting)

By Harold R.Chorney Professor of Political economy, Concordia University Montréal, Québec Preface: More than twenty five years ago I began to write about problems of public finance.( Chorney, 1984) At the time that I began to do so, I never … Continue reading

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Obama leads with inspiring state of union speech;European central bank embraces QE

The President of the United States delivered an excellent inspiring progressive speech on the road forward. He proposed a number of progressive policy reforms aimed at diminishing inequality by modestly increasing capital gains taxation rates from 23 to 28 % … Continue reading

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Economic stagnation persists in Europe: austerity policies are the cause

This week Stats Canada has announced it is recalculating its employment numbers because of a processing error in its July tabulation. It will be interesting to find out in what direction and way they erred in their earlier release. The … Continue reading

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European obsession with austerity and inefficient job search repeats error of the 1930s

There was discussion in the financial press today and yesterday about the fact that the EU has extended the deadline by which they expect countries like France, Spain and Italy to meet the 3% deficit to GDP targets which the … Continue reading

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The Owl of Minerva takes flight at dusk:The anti-Keynesian era is drawing to a close

The Owl of Minerva takes flight at dusk: The anti-Keynesian era is drawing to a close By Harold R. Chorney, Professor of political economy, Concordia university, Montreal.( I originally submitted this to the New York Times as an op ed … Continue reading

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A tale of two bankruptcies: Washington Mutual versus Laiki Bank

According to Alan Blinder, a former vice chair of the Federal reserve and professor of Economics at Princeton and a Keynesian when Washington Mutual one of the largest banks in the U.S. with assets of $328 billion  went bankrupt in … Continue reading

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Cyprus taxes bank deposits in exchange for Euro zone bailout

Cyprus which has a reputation for being a centre for money laundering from Eastern Europe, Russia in particular and other places as well has had a financial services sector and banking centre far greater than the size of its economy, … Continue reading

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