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Capitalist economy, deflation and debt #4 Minsky | Seminar in …

Minsky major contribution to economic theory and the understanding of financial crises was the financial instability hypothesis. The hypothesis is has it foundation in two characteristics of capitalist economies. One is that  … [...]

Euro zone deflation – why does it matter to investors? – By Tom Elliott

Broadly speaking, euro zone policy makers fall into two camps: first, those who see what happened when Japan entered a negative debt- deflation , which contributed to the two 'lost decades' of approximately 1990 to [...]

Good news: Japan is finally defeating deflation. Bad news … – Quartz

Japan seems like it is finally turning the tide in its decades-long battle with deflation . Broad-based, persistent declines in prices are a drag on economic growth. (If prices are falling, it's a good idea to hold off on spending and  … [...]

November Data Gives Boost To Japan's War On Deflation …

Japan's war on deflation got a boost last month with a key inflation indicator rising at its fastest pace in 15 years, new data showed Friday, as Tokyo battles to reverse years of falling prices. Stripping out volatile food and  … [...]

Week In FX Asia – Japan's $182 Billion Package To End Deflation …

CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSEARCA:FXY): Week In FX Asia – Japan's $182 Billion Package To End Deflation [...]

Deflation Is Crushing QE Right Now | James Gruber | FINANCIAL …

It's no coincidence that at the same time, the Japanese yen has reached four month lows versus the U.S. dollar. Japan is printing an enormous amount of money in a bid to end its 20-year affair with deflation . It wants inflation  … [...]

Japanese PM Targets Deflation As The Main Battle – Seeking Alpha

iShares MSCI Japan Index (ETF) (NYSEARCA:EWJ), CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSEARCA:FXY): Japanese PM Targets Deflation As The Main [...]

Deflation Isn't An Export, Crazy Talk Is – Seeking Alpha

The question concerns Japan , as so many questions soon will. The statement is made that the aggressive quantitative easing by the Bank of Japan is “exporting deflation ,” and is thus the profligate monetary policy of Japan … [...]

AS/AD 7: Deflation

So what happens to our model when we introduce defationary expectations (when people expect prices to fall)? We could actually improve our model to [...]

Deflation: What Can You Do About It? – Seeking Alpha

Not only is this a slippery slope to deflation , it sounds familiar to a nation which has been overrun by deflation for over 10 years – Japan . Another major problem with this “deleveraging” frame of mind is that incentives become  … [...]