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Multimedia Tuesday – London event and interview

I am heading south today to the periphery of the Eurozone and will spend the rest of the week down in the sun. We will see what I come up with. My next blog will come from the South – … Read the rest of this entry »

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Monetary liquidity operations and fiscal policy interventions

Today, is the official launch of my new book – Eurozone Dystopia: Groupthink and Denial on a Grand Scale – in Maastricht, which is an appropriate geographic location given the book proposes to dismantle the Eurozone. It just happens to … Read the rest of this entry »

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Saturday Quiz – August 29, 2015 – answers and discussion

Here are the answers with discussion for yesterday’s quiz. The information provided should help you understand the reasoning behind the answers. If you haven’t already done the Quiz from yesterday then have a go at it before you read the … Read the rest of this entry »

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Saturday Quiz – August 29, 2015

Welcome to the Billy Blog Saturday Quiz. The quiz tests whether you have been paying attention over the last seven days. See how you go with the following questions. Your results are only known to you and no records are … Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday lay day – the neo-liberal Groupthink conspiracy continues in Australia

Its my Friday lay day blog and today it comes from a dark London (given the hour). At present, there is an event going on in Australia that sums up what is wrong with our conception of the economy. The … Read the rest of this entry »

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US Federal Reserve should not increase interest rates

Greetings from London in the early morning! If we went back a few years and dug out all the predictions and scare campaigns that were being issued by mainstream economists and their conservative ‘think tank’ conduits about the impending disaster … Read the rest of this entry »

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Travelling – back to typing Thursday

There will be no detailed blog today as I am in the midst of inter-contintental travel, which is one of those terms from the C19th that sounds exotic but is in reality pretty awful. Somewhere in the next 24 hours … Read the rest of this entry »

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The roots of MMT do not lie in Keynes

I am currently working on an introductory chapter to a collection I have prepared for my publisher (Edward Elgar) which describes the evolution of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). The task might appear to be straightforward but in fact is rather … Read the rest of this entry »

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Greece – now the conservatives are denying there was austerity

The Project Syndicate recently (August 6, 2015) published an Op Ed by conservative Edmund Phelps – What Greece Needs to Prosper. The article was widely syndicated by the conservative media and represents part of the conservative narrative to conveniently revise … Read the rest of this entry »

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Saturday Quiz – August 22, 2015 – answers and discussion

Here are the answers with discussion for yesterday’s quiz. The information provided should help you work out why you missed a question or three! If you haven’t already done the Quiz from yesterday then have a go at it before … Read the rest of this entry »

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