Category Archives: labour market clearing

Europe still mired in austerity, slow growth and possible recession and excessive unemployment

The situation in Europe continues to be worrisome and exasperating. The stubborn ideologically driven opposition to stimulating the economy through major infrastructure and employment creating investments and a supportive low interest monetary policy including where appropriate quantitative easing is long … Continue reading

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Canadian employment falls by 21,900 but headline unemployment rate falls to 7.0 %

Statistics Canada has released its latest Labour force survey for the month of January. It shows that unemployment has fallen to 7.0 % but there are 21,900 fewer people employed and the fall in the headline rate is due to … Continue reading

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U.S. Unemployment drops to 7.8%. excellent news, Obama on right track;Canadian unemployment rises.

The U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics has released the latest unemployment numbers for September and they are good ones. They show a long awaited (and as I have been arguing) fall in the unemployment rate to below 8 % , … Continue reading

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Poli 610:Macro-economic theory and policy after Keynes and the crash of 2008

Pol. 610  Macro-economic policy-making after Keynes Concordia University fall, 2012 Prof. H. Chorney tel. 848 2424 ext.2106  e mail Chorney@alcor.concordia.ca Office hours tba This course is an intensive examination of macro-economic policy-making and macro-economic theory in the light of recent … Continue reading

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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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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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