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Imported Deflation and a New Currency War? | Marc to Market

Deflation pressures in the euro zone are also being driven by the monetary policy elsewhere, not least in Japan .” This sounds reasonable. The yen has depreciated by about 29% against the euro since the start of [...]

The Growing Threat Of Deflation Or Of Disinflation Or Both? [iShares …

Or, as she more poetically put it, deflation is the “ogre that must be fought” by the developed countries of the world. The picture she drew was that of Japan over the past 20 years. The question I raise today is, how credible is  … [...]

Fixing Japan's labour market | vox

Fixing Japan's deflation requires labour-market reformsAyako Saiki; Ending the scourge of dual labour markets in EuropeSamuel Bentolila, Tito Boeri, Pierre Cahuc. The share of non-regular workers in Japan , which was  … [...]

Deflation: Are Markets Signaling The Dreaded Scenario? – Seeking …

Are the markets signaling deflation ahead? Japan is trying its high-risk experiment to inflate. While the efforts seem to be working initially with the yen collapsing and Japanese equity markets soaring, there is growing concern … [...]

AS/AD policy: Debt-deflation and hysteresis

This clip briefly covers the question whether monetary and/or fiscal intervention are warranted to reduce the length of recession, in light of the risks of debt-deflation and/or [...]

Gotterdammerung – More Liberty, less Government

The first two parts in the series are on our website: www.mllg.us. This part deals with the rubble that will be the United States economy following the Minsky Moment, the unknown and unknowable instant the market for US sovereign debt collapses. … The Fed will do everything, including throwing money from helicopters, to prevent deflation ; hence there is only a small likelihood of deflation . In the second phase, inflation ramps up as government tries to inflate its way … [...]

Goodhart Says UK’s Concern Is Deflation, Not Inflation: Video

March 4 (Bloomberg) — Charles Goodhart, a professor at the London School of Economics, discusses the UK economy, inflation and interest rates. He talks with Francine Lacqua on Bloomberg Television’s “On The [...]

Alert household debt | Stock Market Today News – Market Watch

He even says that the world arrived at Minsky . This is the point where institutions (governments, banks, etc.) are so indebted that they must sell off their assets to meet their liquidity needs, creating a deflationary spiral, which … [...]

Deflation – Gold and Silver Price Pullback

UPDATE: 9/23/11, 7:25 EST – A couple of posts this afternoon on ZeroHedge helps to (partially) explain the pullback in gold (and silver) prices. Seems the CME has jacked the margin requirements by 21% for gold and 16% for silver. Rumor has it that news of the impending margin hikes leaked. [...]

DEFLATION – No Simple Answers to an Epic Mess

A few thoughts on the broad psychology of how we collectively deal with the financial and economic mess we find ourselves in. There are no simple answers or silver bullets. [...]