Category Archives: J.M.Keynes

The euro sovereign debt crisis and the irrationality of the bond markets:the need for a lender of last resort

Throughout the history of the capitalist system the markets have played a pivotal role. Of course, the Walrasian conception of markets that inevitably clear temporary gluts and misallocations through the process of tatonnement and the invisible auctioneer is obviously a … Continue reading

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Trade balances, debt to GDP and unemployment rates of some European countries of interest

Trade as a percentage of the GDP and unemployment rates selected European countries, and debt to GDP ratios. X                     Country                     … Continue reading

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Currency unions and balance of payments: what lies behind the Greek predicament

One of the relatively unexplored aspects of the Greek debt crisis involves balance of payments issues that are buried beneath the terms of trade upon which Greece entered the European union. Much has been said and written about failure to … Continue reading

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Papandreou to resign and new coalition government involving Pasok, New Democracy and two conservative minor parties to take his place under new PM

The latest news from Greece suggests that a new coalition government involving the Greek socialist party, Pasok, the principal opposition party New Democracy led by Antonis Samoras, and two conservative minor parties  is to replace the Government of George Papandreou. … Continue reading

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Keynes versus the monetarists 2

 Originally posted  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2010 Keynes versus monetarists 2 Some additional distinctions : Keynes&monetaristsKeynes’ theory of investment depends upon what he calls the marginal efficiency of capital. He defines the mec as follows: that rate of discount from a … Continue reading

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Keynes versus the monetarists 1

Keynes versus the monetarists 1 A Quick Guide to Keynes and the monetarists  originally posted Dec 2, 2005 on my blogspot blog.Keynes: 1. Rejects Say’s law of markets that supply creates its own demand; he also doesn’t accept Walras’s law … Continue reading

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Papandreou reverses position:no referendum, confidence vote takes place this evening

Premier George Papandreou after coming under heavy pressure from European leaders and the perhaps temporary desertion of several of his Parliamentary colleagues  reversed his position on holding a referendum. In exchange, he may have persuaded some of the opposition party … Continue reading

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Keynes:Alive and Well

Way back in 1996 I wrote an op ed piece for the business pages of the Toronto Globe and Mail in response to the anti-Keynesian musings of Terence Corcoran a business columnist for the Globe and Mail who was convinced … Continue reading

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The Deficit:Hysteria and the Current Crisis

DeficitPapers-Chapter 2 – This essay  originally written in 1983-84 and the introduction to it (1992) was reprinted in my book with Phillip Hansen Toward a Humanist Political Economy published in 1992. I am including it here because it contains analysis … Continue reading

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Multipliers, stimulus and jobs

One of the components of a Keynesian strategy is the concept of the investment multiplier first introduced by R.F. Kahn in 1931( there were also several other economists in this era who developed a comparable concept around the same time … Continue reading

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