Category Archives: monetary policy

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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Unemployment in Europe averages 12 % as of February 2013

The bitter fruits of austerity are on display in the latest unemployment report from Eurostat. Overall there are 26 million people out of work in Europe. unemployment averages 12 %. It is 10.8 % in France,7.7 % in the U.K., … Continue reading

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Sequester underway in U.S. Cracks appear in British austerity wall.

We will soon be a full week into the foolish sequester experience in the U.S. So far it is way too soon to assess the damage to the growth rate and the slowdown in employment that cutting the first 100 … Continue reading

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Italian electorate rejects austerity by overwhelming margin

The Italian electorate has overwhelmingly rejected the austerity which its technocratic government led by Mario Monti with the backing of Germany had imposed on the country. Mr. Monti’s party according to La Repubblicca received a mere 10.5 % of the … Continue reading

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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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German American economist N.Johannsen and impair savings:important clue to current slow recovery

The German American amateur economist Nicholas Johannsen (1844-1928) published a work in 1908 entitled A Neglected Point in Connection with Crises in which he developed the notion of ”impair savings” He used this notion to point out that crises originated … 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. jobs report January 2013 unemployment 7.9% 157,000 jobs added:clear need for further fiscal stimulus

The U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics has released the employment report for January . It shows that unemployment rose slightly to 7.9 %, 157,000 new jobs were added and there were significant upward revisions to employment numbers for last November … Continue reading

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Keynes’s Fundamental Equations From The Treatise on Money

The symbols used in A Treatise on Money are somewhat different from the General Theory  and for those who are familiar with GT but not the Treatise are a little confusing at first. See both Keynes’s A Treatise on Money vol.1 ch.10 … Continue reading

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Hoarding, speculation and the problem of unemployment

The classical school of economics always argued that wages would adjust to clear gluts of unemployed workers over a reasonably short period of time and that cash would not be hoarded but used to purchase bonds or otherwise spent on … Continue reading

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