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Yanking the Bank of Japan’s Chain

Based on the simple reflection that arithmetic is more than just an abstraction, we offer a modest observation.  The social safety nets of industrialized economies, including the United States, have frayed at the edges.  Soon the safety net’s fabric will … Continue reading

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Destination Mars

One of the more preposterous deeds of modern central banking involves creating digital monetary credits from nothing and then using the faux money to purchase stocks.  If you’re unfamiliar with this erudite form of monetary policy this may sound rather … Continue reading

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Less than Zero

Just when we thought we’d seen it all the impossible happened.  Earlier this week the 10-year Japanese government bond slipped into negative.  Obviously, it took decades of heavy handed intervention into credit markets to pull off such a feat. On … Continue reading

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China’s Exercise in Futility

At the moment, it appears the Chinese government has forestalled a full stock market meltdown.  To do so, the People’s Bank of China made direct purchases of stocks trading on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.  What type of chimera is this? … Continue reading

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