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Analysis Topic: Economic Trends Analysis

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Economics

Friday, July 23, 2010

UK Stealth Economic Boom, GDP 1.1% Growth Catches Press and Academic Economists By Surprise / Economics / UK Economy

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe UK registered strong GDP growth during the second quarter of 2010 of 1.1%, annualised to 4.4%, which caught the mainstream press, academic economists and even the City by surprise who had typically penciled in growth expectations of between 0.3% and 0.5% from just the day before let alone longer term actionable forecasts, much of the recent mainstream press commentary has been focused on the risks of a double dip recession as illustrated below:

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Economics

Friday, July 23, 2010

Hungary Could Trigger Next Sovereign Debt and Credit Crisis Event / Economics / Credit Crisis 2010

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJack Barnes writes: The biggest financial news story out of the Europe this summer is getting very little play in the U.S. mainstream press. However, it has the potential to torpedo the European Union (EU), and has disastrous implications for borrowing costs worldwide.

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Economics

Friday, July 23, 2010

Plan For America To Control Federal Deficit Spending / Economics / Government Spending

By: James_Quinn

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news. There are no easy solutions. There are only painful, more painful, and really, really painful solutions. Both mainstream corrupted political parties have had the chance to put the country back on a prudent fiscal path. They have both failed miserably. One party will spend the country into oblivion and the other country will try to democratize the world with their military machine. There are no fresh ideas from either party. There are the same old stale ideas and rhetoric.

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Economics

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Quadrillion Dollar Debt: Deflation 'Day of Reckoning' Looms / Economics / US Debt

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhat Will Happen as $1,000,000,000,000,000 in Global Debt Winds Down?

The biggest balloon in the world is deflating.

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Economics

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Double-Dip Recession, Four Reasons Why Its Not Going to Happen / Economics / Economic Recovery

By: Investment_U

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLouis Basenese writes: The dreaded double-dip recession chatter is getting louder by the minute. And it’s clearly scaring the dickens out of most Americans.

How else do you interpret the five-fold increase in the number of Google searches for “double-dip recession” since May?

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Economics

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Job Creation versus Job Destruction / Economics / Employment

By: Paul_Mladjenovic

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWe all want to see more jobs. As soon as possible and for everyone that wants a job. And even though I have touched on this subject before, it is an important topic that needs further attention.

At both the public and private levels, the talk is about “jobs” and doing “everything we can to create jobs” but the great tragedy is that federal economic policy makers (and many state level economic policy makers) simply don’t understand how to create jobs and are in fact enacting policies that destroy jobs. The reason why these policy makers are harming job creation and spurring on job destruction is really quite simple:

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Economics

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bernanke is "Unusually Uncertain" - Is that an Improvement? / Economics / US Economy

By: Mike_Shedlock

In response to Bernanke Says Economic Outlook is "Unusually Uncertain", Fed Prepared for "Actions as Needed" I received this comment from "Economics Teacher".

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Economics

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Unusually Uncertain Outlook Shows The Fed is Killing the Economy / Economics / Double Dip Recession

By: Washingtons_Blog

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFed Chairman Ben Bernanke yesterday that the outlook for the economy is "unusually uncertain".

That's not surprising.

Nothing has changed since I made the following points last December.

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Economics

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

China Has a Painful Debt Bubble Surprise for the Global Economy / Economics / China Economy

By: Claus_Vogt

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleChina implemented one of the world’s most aggressive economic stimulus programs to fight the recession of 2008. And the country went on something akin to a debt binge.

Credit growth surged as much 50 percent — an unprecedented peak. Such a policy can jump start an economy. But it lays the groundwork for imbalances and major bubbles.

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Economics

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Raising Taxes to Combat Recession, The Ultimate Fiscal Folly / Economics / Double Dip Recession

By: Richard_Daughty

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhen I saw that Illinois cleverly solved its budget crisis by just not paying its bills, I knew that the end is near, or would be, if we still had a dollar that was not a stupid fiat currency, because nowadays it would be child's play for the Federal Reserve to just create as money as any state wanted! And they can do it in less time than it takes to tell you about it, too!

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Economics

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Canada’s Economy Casts a Long Shadow Over its U.S. Counterpart / Economics / Canada

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJason Simpkins writes: Canada's economy has consistently outperformed that of the United States since the beginning of the financial crisis. And while it's showing signs of slowing down, Canada's pending decline will be far shallower than that of the United States, and its rebound more dynamic.

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Economics

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Four Stocks to Buy Ahead of Britain's Unexpected Economic Turnaround / Economics / UK Economy

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMartin Hutchinson writes: I have been negative on Britain for a decade - and with good reason. The British economy was over-dependent on financial services, and government spending - at greater than 50% of gross domestic product (GDP) - was out of control.

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Economics

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Japan, Land of the Rising Debt / Economics / Japan Economy

By: Vitaliy_Katsenelson

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleInvestors are understandably scared of the sovereign debt crisis unfolding in Europe. Amid their angst, however, they are ignoring a more likely, and significantly larger, debt catastrophe that is about to hit the nation with the second-largest economy in the world — Japan. Two decades of stimulative, low-interest-rate fiscal policy have made Japan the most indebted nation in the developed world, and as new Prime Minister Naoto Kan recently said, in his first address to Parliament, that situation is not sustainable. Japan has little choice but to raise interest rates substantially, with dire consequences far beyond its shores.

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Economics

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hoover's Dam Folly, Governments Never Learn They Can't Print There Way to Prosperity / Economics / Government Spending

By: Douglas_French

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEconomics professor Bernard Malamud not once but twice invited the crowd in Las Vegas to visit nearby Hoover Dam to see for themselves an example of the productive assets that were created by Franklin Delano Roosevelt's (FDR) New Deal. Professor Malamud was recruited to plead the Keynesian side of the argument in an "FDR's Depression Policies: Good Deal or Raw Deal?" debate with the Foundation for Economic Education's (FEE) Lawrence Reed during FreedomFest.

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Economics

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

ECRI Paranoid About Calling a Double Dip Recession / Economics / Double Dip Recession

By: Mike_Shedlock

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleInquiring minds have been watching the ECRI's weekly leading index plunge nonstop since October of 2009. Moreover the WLI has been in negative territory for 6 consecutive weeks.

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Economics

Monday, July 19, 2010

Understanding Robert Prechter's Deflationary Depression 'Slope of Hope' / Economics / Great Depression II

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAlmost everybody who follows financial markets has heard about climbing the "wall of worry": the time when prices head up bullishly, but no one quite believes in the rally, so there's more worry about a fall than a rise.

What's the opposite condition in the market?

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Economics

Monday, July 19, 2010

Real Jobs vs Fake Jobs / Economics / Employment

By: LewRockwell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn many ways, the unemployment numbers are much worse than they appear. One factor has been the timing of the US census. The bureau hired some 700,000 workers to collect data — people who otherwise were having a very difficult time navigating the choppy labor markets. They went for the jobs because they were a sure thing, paid decently, and didn't require unusual skills (anyone can knock on a door and pester people about their private lives).

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Economics

Monday, July 19, 2010

DeLong on Bigger Budget Deficits / Economics / Economic Stimulus

By: Robert_Murphy

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn a recent blog post, UC Berkeley economist Brad DeLong made an arithmetic case that, "We need bigger deficits now!" As an Austrian economist I naturally find his conclusion horribly mistaken, but it will still be useful to go through DeLong's argument and identify exactly where he goes astray.

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Economics

Monday, July 19, 2010

Keynesian Economics Fraud, A Bad Day For The WSJ / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Howard_Katz

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA recurrent theme in my articles has been that our current economic system is intended to steal your wealth and that a vast amount of information being taught as economics is intended to justify this stealing and to trick you into falling for its program.

As with any misinformation, one must make a distinction between a deliberate lie and an honest mistake.  As I have studied this, it is clear to me that, at the very top, it is deliberate.  For example, John Maynard Keynes was a deliberate fraud.  He did not believe Keynesian economics.  It was a useful tool toward his goal of attracting the bankers to support him and his followers.  Keynes was a confidence man; our current economic system is a confidence game, and the intent is to steal the wealth of all the marks.

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Economics

Monday, July 19, 2010

Obama's Policies Will Cause Economic Stagnation / Economics / Double Dip Recession

By: Gerard_Jackson

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGrim is one word that surely sums up the state of the US economy. Without a doubt the Obama administration is the most incompetent since the lamentable Carter sat in the Oval office. Now there are some who sincerely believe that Obama has deliberately set out to destroy the economy. What else could explain his 'economic policies'? Ideologically-driven ignorance, for one.

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