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4407

chart of the day

We are living in a period of ultra-easy monetary policy, with extremely low interest rates, yet inflation remains persistently low. What does this mean? FT
larrywillmore
10:46
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4406

CEOs and Donald Trump

Harvard economist Larry Summers has published a must-read blog on Trump's reaction to CEOs who resign from his advisory councils, and asks why more
larrywillmore
15 Aug
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4405

the danger of nuclear war

This is my greatest fear, and always has been. But I was less fearful during the governments of Richard Nixon and G W Bush than I am now. Continues online at
larrywillmore
14 Aug
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NAFTA in a multipolar world

Donald Trump's slogan is "America first". By this, he means "USA first". Latin Americans often resent this use of the word "America" since they rightly regard
larrywillmore
13 Aug
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4403

charter cities in Honduras

Seven years ago Honduras embarked on a bold experiment with the establishment of three “employment and economic development zones” (ZEDEs) in Amapala, on
larrywillmore
13 Aug
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4402

elder poverty and suicide in Japan

Robin Harding, the FT Tokyo bureau chief, writes that Japan is the envy of governments of many Western countries. One aspect of Japanese policies, however, is
larrywillmore
6 Aug
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4401

The long road to democracy

*** [Condoleezza] Rice insists that the 2003 US-led invasion of the country had nothing to do with exporting democracy. It was solely about preventing the
larrywillmore
5 Aug
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4400

The long road to democracy

*** [Condoleezza] Rice insists that the 2003 US-led invasion of the country had nothing to do with exporting democracy. It was solely about preventing the
larrywillmore
5 Aug
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4399

longevity insurance (annuities)

Here is excellent advice from a British expert in personal finance. Longevity risk - the risk of outliving one’s savings - is underestimated or ignored by
larrywillmore
5 Aug
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4398

Donald Trump drowns out the opposition

It should be easy for Democrats to shine, given the incompetence of the current government of the United States. Unfortunately, Trump's antics attract so much
larrywillmore
2 Aug
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4397

The Heritage Foundation on Health, 1989

Every once in a while people make the point that much of what eventually became Obamacare came from, of all places, the Heritage Foundation – that is, the
larrywillmore
31 Jul
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4395

robots in finance

They are already here, and are said to be more efficient than human traders! Continues at TdJ. http://larrywillmore.net/blog/?p=11078
larrywillmore
31 Jul
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4394

deaths of despair in the US and the UK

British-American economist Angus Deaton has an excellent column in today's Financial Times. The main point he makes is that Britain is not likely to experience
larrywillmore
25 Jul
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4393

Re: means tests are taxes: Canadian edition

Much the same sort of thing happens in Australia where the Tier 1 ‘Age Pension’ is heavily income and asset-tested against all assets above a threshold,
Michael Littlewood
23 Jul
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4392

means tests are taxes: Canadian edition

Canada provides persons from age 65 with a Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS, currently C$871.86 a month for a single person), but claws it back at the steep
larrywillmore
23 Jul
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