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Overruled

REPUBLICANS renewed their assault on the Federal Reserve recently , as they debated legislation to curtail the Fed's freedom to set monetary policy as it sees fit. The legislation would require the Federal Reserve to set interest rates according to ... [Published Free exchange - 5 hours ago]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Let them eat cosmopolitanism

TYLER COWEN has written a column on inequality, in which he notes that while inequality is rising within many economies it is falling globally. That is true, though it is worth pointing out that among the economies within which inequality is rising ... [Published Free exchange - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Business formal

IS THE informal sector a poison pill to economic development or is it a by-product of stagnation and poverty? Academics who believe in the former typically argue either that entrepreneurs in the informal sector are a vast untapped resource  that must ... [Published Free exchange - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

A three-headed hydra

IT'S a rare economics tome that makes the New York Times bestsellers list, but Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” has done it, keeping inequality at the forefront of the political discourse. Yet the book raises key quesionts, such ... [Published Free exchange - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Injured reserve

LAST week the Financial Times reported on anger within the French political establishment over America's abuse of its "exorbitant privilege" as issuer of the world's global reserve currency. Because of the dollar's overwhelming ubiquity in the global ... [Published Free exchange - Jul 15 2014]
Entities: BNP Paribas SA, Anger, Abuse
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

They came, they saw, they passed

IN PARTS of the world where designer eyewear products are popular, it is sometimes easy to forget the problems that people with poor vision and limited means face in many developing countries. A study  of some 20,000 children in rural China, for instance, ... [Published Free exchange - Jul 14 2014]
Entities: China
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Back to basics

“EACH month, Jane's salary is paid into her bank account. This is Jane's pay slip for July. Gross salary: 2,800 zeds. Deductions: 300 zeds. Net salary: 2,500 zeds. Gross salary to date this year: 19,600 zeds. How much money did Jane’s employer pay into ... [Published Free exchange - Jul 11 2014]
Entities: OECD
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Strength from weakness

BIGGER is not always stronger. China just notched up its third-largest quarterly trade surplus on record: a whopping $86 billion, equivalent to roughly the entire output of the Danish economy over the same time. But if you look a little bit closer at ... [Published Free exchange - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Waiting for inflation

OVER the last six months, America's labour market seems to have strengthened meaningfully, if not exactly dramatically. At the same time, the long trend toward steady disinflation seems to have come to a halt, or at least paused. Inflation as measured ... [Published Free exchange - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

The modern Marx

THE economist explains how wealth and income inequality have evolved over the past century, and why making access to education more meritocratic could help tackle both problems <param... Continue reading ... [Published Free exchange - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

IT was fun while IT lasted

THE fear that a powerful wave of automation might wreak havoc on labour markets has received more serious treatment over the last year (in this newspaper , as elsewhere, than it has in decades). That is thanks in large part to the work of Erik Brynjolfsson ... [Published Free exchange - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Is this the boom?

A GLANCE at the latest American employment report seems to leave little doubt: the American jobs machine is back. In the year to June the unemployment rate fell by 1.4 percentage points. The last time there was a decline that large was in October of ... [Published Free exchange - Jul 03 2014]

Quotes

...But in a speech before the International Monetary Fund today, she erected such a high bar to its use that is seems unlikely ever to happen: the "potential cost ... is likely to be too great ... at least most of the time." The unstated logical conclusion is that there is some optimal exposure to crisis...
...(not to mention a fierce critic of Chinese currency policy) he understands that the dollar's status as a reserve currency—and the accompanying " exorbitant burden "—has far more to due with America's habit of importing more than it exports than any cultural insularity. I think he must have in mind America's exports as a share of total economic activity. In absolute terms, America is an export powerhouse. In 2013, American merchandise exports came to... Continue reading "
...The authors hypothesize that "[c]onsumers seem to believe that closing off debt accounts, regardless of balance size, is important in... Continue reading "
...exchange column looks at the debate over Thomas Piketty's wealth inequality data and calculations, part of his blockbuster work on inequality, " Capital in the Twenty-first Century ". The discussion was initiated last week by a series of pieces written by the economics editor of the Financial Times, Chris Giles: Mr Giles’s focus is on wealth distribution, where the book provides numbers for Britain, America, France and Sweden. His interest was piqued by a discrepancy between Mr Piketty’s numbers on the share of wealth held by Britain’s richest 10% (over 70%) and the latest figures from the government statistical agency (44%). This gap prompted Mr Giles to pore over Mr Piketty’s spreadsheets, which, to the economist’s credit, are all posted online. Several oddities surfaced, such as discrepancies between numbers in the source material Mr Piketty cites and those that appear in his spreadsheets; a large number of unexplained adjustments to the raw... Continue reading "

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Let them eat cosmopolitanism [Published Free exchange - Jul 21 2014]
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A three-headed hydra [Published Free exchange - Jul 16 2014]
Injured reserve [Published Free exchange - Jul 15 2014]
They came, they saw, they passed [Published Free exchange - Jul 14 2014]
Back to basics [Published Free exchange - Jul 11 2014]
Strength from weakness [Published Free exchange - Jul 10 2014]
Waiting for inflation [Published Free exchange - Jul 10 2014]
The modern Marx [Published Free exchange - Jul 09 2014]
IT was fun while IT lasted [Published Free exchange - Jul 07 2014]
Is this the boom? [Published Free exchange - Jul 03 2014]
Optimal crises [Published Free exchange - Jul 02 2014]
Terminal degrees [Published Free exchange - Jul 02 2014]
Dead economies blow no bubbles [Published Free exchange - Jun 30 2014]
The case against maxing out monetary policy [Published Free exchange - Jun 29 2014]
A lose-lose proposition [Published Free exchange - Jun 22 2014]
Is it secular or is it stagnation? [Published Free exchange - Jun 19 2014]
Is America a lousy exporter? [Published Free exchange - Jun 19 2014]
Why they crashed too [Published Free exchange - Jun 19 2014]
Housing in the twenty-first century [Published Free exchange - Jun 17 2014]
The march of the sovereigns [Published Free exchange - Jun 17 2014]
Big, but not the biggest [Published Free exchange - Jun 17 2014]
Greased palms and dried fruit [Published Free exchange - Jun 16 2014]
In search of lost time [Published Free exchange - Jun 13 2014]
Propping up the periphery [Published Free exchange - Jun 11 2014]
An offer they can't refuse [Published Free exchange - Jun 11 2014]
(The right sort of) help wanted [Published Free exchange - Jun 11 2014]
BANKING AS A CAREER. [Published Free exchange - Jun 09 2014]
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Overruled [Published Free exchange - 5 hours ago]
REPUBLICANS renewed their assault on the Federal Reserve recently , as they debated legislation to curtail the Fed's freedom to set monetary policy as it sees fit. The legislation would require the Federal Reserve to set interest rates according to ...
Let them eat cosmopolitanism [Published Free exchange - Jul 21 2014]
TYLER COWEN has written a column on inequality, in which he notes that while inequality is rising within many economies it is falling globally. That is true, though it is worth pointing out that among the economies within which inequality is rising ...
Business formal [Published Free exchange - Jul 17 2014]
IS THE informal sector a poison pill to economic development or is it a by-product of stagnation and poverty? Academics who believe in the former typically argue either that entrepreneurs in the informal sector are a vast untapped resource  that must ...
A three-headed hydra [Published Free exchange - Jul 16 2014]
IT'S a rare economics tome that makes the New York Times bestsellers list, but Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” has done it, keeping inequality at the forefront of the political discourse. Yet the book raises key quesionts, such ...
Injured reserve [Published Free exchange - Jul 15 2014]
LAST week the Financial Times reported on anger within the French political establishment over America's abuse of its "exorbitant privilege" as issuer of the world's global reserve currency. Because of the dollar's overwhelming ubiquity in the global ...
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