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What Would Minsky See Today? | NewAmerica.org

Alpert answers that question by explaining why the Federal Reserve's program of quantative easing has not produced a durable economic recovery and why the economy still leans toward deflation instead of inflation. QE [...]

Abenomics' Legacy: Japan's Greatest "Misery" In 33 Years | Zero …

Sadly, the Yen is nowhere near a reserve, and such a move would run counter to the government's effort to reel in the world's largest debt burden: considering Japan's debt/GDP is running around 240% these days, the last thing Japan can afford is even a faint hint of a debt crisis. Which means no way out: with higher food prices, people will cut back on …. The answer to Japans problem is deflation . Which would create a wealth effect for the consumer. Which would [...]

BOJ's Sato warns euro area of Japan-style deflation risk

The euro area may face a prolonged period of disinflation that risks harming long-term price expectations, a Bank of Japan policymaker said, warning that the region should not take lightly the potential danger of slipping into [...]

Can The Stock Market Rally Continue? Maybe Japan Has The …

I propose that the Nikkei 225 is a useful leading indicator in anticipating the movements of the S&P 500 Index. Given Japan's experience with deflation , I hypothesize that Japanese financial markets are faster at accounting [...]

Krugman still thinking about Sweden — and still only gets it partly …

A ' Minsky moment' actually doesn't seem to be that far away, and we may sooner than we think face a deflationary house price spiral driving the economy to a classic Fisher-Keynes- Minsky debt deflation crisis. And this is [...]

Market Moving Economic Events: BOE Minutes And Japan Inflation …

The European Central Bank's President, Mario Draghi, will issue a speech where he is expected to tackle the issue of the Eurozone's low inflation and the measures that need to be taken to avoid a Japanese style deflation [...]

Deflation in Sweden: Questions and answers | Lars E.O. Svensson

The inflation rate in Sweden is now among the lowest in the world. What has caused the deflation , what are its consequences, could Sweden end up in a similar situation as Japan , and what can be done about the [...]

eFXnews : Japan Advises Europe To Learn its Deflation Lesson …

In delivering its semiannual status report to the International Monetary Fund's leadership, Japan Saturday included a warning to Europe based on its own experience: don't wait too long to react to any tendency [...]

The Austrian School of Economics | Jörg Guido Hülsmann

Archived from the live Mises.tv broadcast, this lecture by Guido Hülsmann was presented at the 2011 Mises University in Auburn, Alabama. Jeffrey Tucker [...]

Tax Hike in Japan to test fight against Deflation – Your …

There is a big test coming up for the Prime Minister of Japan , Shinzo Abe, and his own brand of economic policies which have been labelled “Abenomics”. Abe has launched a range of aggressive measures to end deflation [...]