Category Archives: Milton Friedman and NAIRU

The Passing of Abe Rotstein a Polanyi pioneer and leading member of the U of Toronto nationalist political economy school: Britain enters deflation

Abe Rotstein one of Canada’s outstanding political economists and a leading founder of the Canadian nationalist school of political economy centred in Toronto  passed away last month at the age of 86. The Globe and Mail had a full page … Continue reading

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How long will inflation stay low ? Have we entered a new age of low inflation , slower growth and sluggish employment ?

The question on many people’s minds in the financial and futures markets is all about judging the future inflation rate. Inflation has not been a problem for most of the past decade and certainly not a problem since the crash … 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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Monetary theory and fiscal policy:the insights of Alvin Hansen

One of the greatest interpreters of J.M.Keynes was the American economist Alvin Hansen whose A Guide to Keynes became a staple for beginning macro students during the 1950s and sixties. Hansen made several important errors of interpretation and the IS LM … 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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In search of the Non Walrasian Labour Market Model in the Age of Globalization

In Search of the non Walrasian labour market model in the era of Globalization by Harold R.Chorney, Professor, graduate program in public policy and public administration; Concordia university, Montreal, Quebec                      … Continue reading

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