Posts Tagged ‘keynesian economics

08
Jan
10

real cause of “housing inflation” vs. housing appreciation

great interview with former fed economist john taylor on how the fed inflated housing bubble.

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02
Dec
09

ron paul pre-bernanke hearing

23
Nov
09

snl’s spot-on take on obama in china

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more about “SNL: China & Obama’s Economic Policies“, posted with vodpod

 

12
Nov
09

george will always says it best

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/11/AR2009111122257.html?nav=rss_opinion/columns

 

07
Nov
09

ron paul’s philosophical hero: ludwig von mises

ron paul has been promoting ludwig von mises’ austrian school of economics for 30 years….but only now are people paying attention…even wsj picking it up:

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We all know what happened next. Pretty much right out of Mises’s script, overleveraged banks (including Kreditanstalt) collapsed, businesses collapsed, employment collapsed. The brittle tree snapped. Following Mises’s logic, was this a failure of capitalism, or a failure of hubris?

Mises’s solution follows logically from his warnings. You can’t fix what’s broken by breaking it yet again. Stop the credit gavage. Stop inflating. Don’t encourage consumption, but rather encourage saving and the repayment of debt. Let all the lame businesses fail—no bailouts. (You see where I’m going with this.) The distortions must be removed or else the precipice from which the system will inevitably fall will simply grow higher and higher.

Mises started getting some much-deserved respect once “Theorie des Geldes” was finally published in English in 1934. It is unfortunate that it required such a disaster for people to take heed of what was the one predictive, scholarly explanation of what was happening.

But then, just Mises’s bad luck, along came John Maynard Keynes’s tome “The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money” in 1936. Keynes was dapper, fresh and sophisticated. He even wrote in English! And the guy had chutzpah, fearlessly fighting the battle against unemployment by running the currency printing press and draining the government’s coffers.

He was the anti-Mises. So what if Keynes had lost his shirt in the stock-market crash. His book was peppered with fancy math (even Greek letters) and that meant rigor, modernity. To add insult to injury, Mises wasn’t even refuted by Keynes and his ilk. He was ignored.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB20001424052748704471504574443600711779692.html

04
Nov
09

peter orszag as dr. floyd ferris

continuing with my atlas shrugged theme…here’s ‘director of office of the budget’ for the obama white house….this guy is right out of atlas shrugged…”the economy doesn’t like us right now and we need to somehow make the economy happy again”…..

also found out that his mentor is robert rubin…one of my 3 assholes of the financial apocalypse.

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