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The QE Paradox

April 17, 2009
It was supposed to be straightforward. In mid-March the Federal Reserve announced it would begin buying US Treasury bonds. This is quantitative easing (QE), no? The Fed is printing money. Other things being equal, as the supply increases, the price will fall.
It may be QE but is not QED, an acronym, which traditionally ends mathematical and philoso…
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G7: Old Whine, New Skins

April 14, 2009
For the first time in four years, the G7 changed their statement about the foreign exchange market. Rather than simply note that the foreign exchange market should reflect fundamentals and that excessive volatility was not desirable, the G7 raised their level of concern.
“Since our last meeting”, the G7 said, “there have been at times sharp fluctua…
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A Reasonable Case for Guarded Optimism

April 10, 2009
Toward the end of the month we will learn that US economy continued to contract sharply in the first quarter. The economy is also likely contracting in the current quarter. Unemployment is still rising and house prices are continuing to fall. But to conclude, as many of the cynics do, that all the government spending has proven for naught, is prem…
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An Open Letter to John Galt

April 03, 2009
John Galt is the fictional protagonist in Ayn Rand’s 1957 classic Atlas Shrugged. Rand, who escaped with her family from the Soviet Union as a young adolescent, sketches out libertarian views through her work. In her novels strong, creative, and heroic individuals resist statist and collectivist forces. Galt organizes a strike by these people in r…
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