About Topics in Economics

I have had the privilege of posting articles to Talkmarkets, a financial website with many important blogs about economics and markets. I am grateful to Boaz Berkowitz, the blog owner, for the opportunity. From these articles I have established 30 topics to better organize my thoughts for both myself and for you. 

Articles are exclusive to Talkmarkets if they are published on the site before being published elsewhere for 48 hours. Most of my articles on Talkmarkets are written to be considered "evergreen", or intended to be fresh articles even as time passes. Most subjects I have written about have proven to lend themselves to considerable lasting effect.

While I have supported some economic policy, it turns out that racism was a strong motivator for some of those policies. I oppose racism in all forms and prove my commitment by rejecting anything other than the Westphalia or Westfalia view of sovereignty, which is mutual respect for all nations by all other nations. 

Perverse sovereignty is as bad or even worse than excesses in globalization which gives banks power over governments. Both are ultimately bad for America. This blogger supports free trade and opposes a border tax. But government should be stronger in order to rein in big banks who abuse the people with toxic loans.

Please keep in mind that many economic and moral decisions change as we approach the zero lower bound for interest rates. As bonds go negative, things change. That which was a moral duty when rates are 5 percent, like say lowering to 4 percent to stimulate the economy, don't work when we approach zero. 

If anything, the closer to zero that we go, the less lending and less banking stability are achieved! Banks in America do not really want negative rates. It may affect their behavior. It may cause them to abuse their counterparties. But it seems that the relentless decline in rates and bull markets demand lower rates. 

The ultimate goal has to be,sadly, slow growth, or not much growth. MMT, which has absolutely no credibility when rates are above zero, suddenly may have some credibility when rates go negative! 

Additional Resources:

Home: Learningecon.com

Talkmarkets Homepage

Talkmarkets New Educational Center (Free to Join!) 

Gary Anderson Talkmarkets Personal Blog (Non Vetted Posts)

Gary Anderson Talkmarkets Articles (Vetted Articles Listed by Date of Publication)

No comments:

Post a Comment