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  1. Fast things happen slowly then quickly - 2021 September 21

    How fast do "sudden" events happen?


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  2. Finally getting around to publishing some monetary policy articles - 2021 September 19

    I'm finally getting around to publishing some articles I started writing back in 2020 about interest rates and monetary policy and the various developments that have happened in global economics lately.


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  3. Politics of unproductive debt - 2021 May 16

    Right now we have a large economic debt crisis brewing and THIS DEBT CRISIS STARTED LONG BEFORE THE COVID PANDEMIC. Specifically unproductive debt is at extreme levels and is now starting to create a rather acute debt crisis. The pandemic exposed how much of a problem this really was before making it much worse. Unfortunately everyone is blaming everything on the pandemic when this is an issue that goes back at least an entire decade to the events of the GFC, if not earlier. A massive shift has been seen in political attitudes towards debt in the last few decades. One thing that is for sure is that the answer to resolving the debt trap is not going to be by creating more debt but that seems to be the consensus political position these days, at least for now... But things weren't always like this.


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  4. What are the markets smoking? - 2021 February 24

    A conversation between some smokers I overheard at a cafe the other day got me thinking about some things. The trade in cigarettes is actually a very interesting window into a number of international trade concepts.


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  5. Why price impacts from Quantitative Easing can be delayed - 2020 December 02

    Quantitative Easing is not necessarily inflationary in the way that people think it is. A lot of misconceptions exist about this, I probably have some myself, so I'm hoping to break it down a bit. I think inflation will eventually impact prices in a manner not seen in a long time but people will be caught off guard because some long standing deflationary trends will be more obvious first before the inflation really kicks into full affect.


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  6. The Expensify election email - 2020 November 21

    I got an email from the CEO of Expensify urging me to vote for a particular candidate in the 2020 USA presidential election. Since I couldn't vote in this election this email just didn't sit well with me.


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  7. The USA presidential election process - 2020 November 17

    In the last few weeks I've noticed that a lot of people have a incomplete understanding of the process that selects the president of the United States of America.


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  8. 2020 USA election - 2020 November 04

    I think this will be close.


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  9. Why can't we house the homeless? - 2020 September 16

    There's a huge housing availability problem that has got worse in many places in the world lately, so why is this happening and what can we do about it?


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