Tag Archives: fiscal policy

Smart Programs of Capital Destruction

These days everything must be smart.  There are smart cities, smart grids, smart policies, smart TVs, smart cars, smartphones, smart watches, smart shoes, and smart glasses.  There’s even something called smart underwear. Before long everything around us will be so … Continue reading

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Deficit Spending is Not the Answer

Central bankers and monetary adherents the world over are united in the common grouse that fiscal policy is lacking.  Grander programs of direct stimulation are needed, they grumble.  Monetary policy alone won’t cut the mustard, they gripe. Hardly a week … Continue reading

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No Quick Fix for Structural Reforms

Finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 leading nations met in Cairns Australia over the weekend.  The clever fellows believe, with the right balance of fiscal and monetary policies, they can improve the global economy.  This, of … Continue reading

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