Category Archives: Macroeconomics

Taming Bond Market Vigilantes

The U.S. Federal Reserve has tamed bond vigilantes.  Because prices move inversely to bond yields, historically, active investors reacted to adverse monetary or fiscal policies by dumping bonds that consequently raise yields.  Because the FED was the only game in … Continue reading

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Fragile by Design: Bubbles, Mania’s & Credit Cycles

Ten years ago, the U.S. entered a Great Depression.  A decade on, the depression still occupies a strange place in the American psyche. America suffered a cumulative loss of output equaling $4trillion.  By any measure, working stiff’s haven’t recovered.  Many … Continue reading

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Weakened Case For Higher Interest Rates: the Flattening Yield Curve

The canard of secular stagnation was laughable, especially given the credentialed gnomes belief in demand sided macro thought.  No measure is ever given to the antecedents of our Constitutional Republic, its constitutive bases in civil society, in spheres of autonomy … Continue reading

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The Mythology of Authority: Keynesian Abdication Called Secular Stagnation

When Raymond Aron wrote The Opium of Intellectuals, he wasn’t thinking of defending a perfect asshole like Paul Krugman, the Keynesian authority cited as the source for the canard secular stagnation.  Nor was he thinking of Dreyfus on French Guyana, even … Continue reading

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